volume 20, issue 6, P371-376 1999
DOI: 10.2500/108854199778251735
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to document the relationship between prick skin test, airway, and common allergy symptom responses to natural cat exposure. Twenty-nine volunteers with a history of cat-hair allergy and asthma were recruited. Subjects had spirometry and prick skin test with Fel d1 on Visit 1. On Visit 2, subjects had a live-cat-room challenge with airway responses and allergy symptoms monitored. All 29 subjects had a positive skin test (wheal > or = 4 mm), but only 12 (41%) had a positive airway r…

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