Aeroallergens sensitization in an allergic paediatric population of Stone city (Mardin), Turkey: Is it compatible with the previous atmospheric distribution analysis?

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Murat Cansever
Cigdem Oruc

Abstract

Aim


We aimed to determine the distribution of aeroallergen sensitization according to epidermal prick test results and to compare them with the previous atmospheric pollen analysis outcomes


Materials and Methods


We retrospectively scanned our patient data between December 2019 and May 2021. The patients with sensitivity to at least one aeroallergen in the epidermal prick test were recruited in the study.


Results:


A total of 427 patients enrolled in the study and were clinically divided into three groups: 119 (27.9%) had allergic rhinitis, 181 (42.2%) had asthma and 127 (29.7%) had both allergic rhinitis and asthma. Concerning the whole study group, aeroallergen sensitivity was observed most against the grass pollen mixture (79.6%); other common aeroallergens were tree pollen (56.4%), weed pollen mixture (51.5%), house dust mites (16.9%), mold fungi (9.1%). Epidermal prick test pollen distribution was found compatible with previous atmospheric aeroallergen distribution.


Conclusions


This is the first study comparing the results of the epidermal prick test with the previous atmospheric pollen measurement results in our country and revealed that they are related.

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Cansever, M. ., & Oruc, C. . (2022). Aeroallergens sensitization in an allergic paediatric population of Stone city (Mardin), Turkey: Is it compatible with the previous atmospheric distribution analysis?. Annals of Medical Research, 29(3), 222–227. Retrieved from https://annalsmedres.org/index.php/aomr/article/view/4100
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