Rao, M and Prakash, O and Subba Rao, PV (1985) Reaginic allergy to Parthenium pollen: evaluation by skin test and RAST. In: Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 15 (5). 449 -454.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
The pollen of Parthenium hysterophorus, an alien weed growing wild in India was found to be a potential source of allergic rhinitis. A clinical survey showed that 34% of the patients suffering from rhinitis and 12% suffering from bronchial asthma gave positive skin-prick test reactions to Parthenium pollen antigen extracts. Parthenium-specific IgE was detected in the sera of sixteen out of twenty-four patients suffering from seasonal rhinitis. There was 66% correlation between skin test and RAST.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
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