- 耳鼻咽喉科臨床 (ISSN:00326313)
- vol.90, no.7, pp.835-841, 1997-07-01 (Released:2011-11-04)
Otolaryngologists or allergologists, have only recently become familiar with the term laryngeal allergy or allergic laryngitis. However, laryngeal allergies have become increasingly noteworthy with increases in allergic diseases, such as nasal allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis. Pollinosis patients allergic to Japanese cedar often complain of itching or the sensation of a foreign body in the larynx, in addition persistent coughing or soreness of the throat. The existence of laryngeal allergy was proven on the basis of study in rats sensitized with Japanese cedar pollen, in previous studies. In the present paper were view the nature, mechanisms, manifestations, differential diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal allergy, both fundamentally and clinically.