Prevalence of aeroallergens sensitivity in asthmatic patients from Ahvaz

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How to Cite: Prevalence of aeroallergens sensitivity in asthmatic patients from Ahvaz, Jentashapir J Health Res. Online ahead of Print ; 5(1):461-468.

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Jentashapir Journal of Health Research: 5 (1); 461-468
Published Online: June 4, 2012
Article Type: Research Article

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Abstract

In this cross sectional study, 111 volunteers with the sign and symptoms of allergic diseases who referred to Ahvaz Jahad-e-daneshgahi polyclinic during 2010-2011 were investigated. All patients were subjected to skin prick test with 24 common allergenic extracts. Data were analyzed by SPSS-18 software using Chi square test.

Results: Ninety nine patients (89.2%) had positive skin test to at least one of the aeroallergens. Common outdoor allergens (88%) were higher than indoor allergens (73%). Outdoor allergens with lots of weeds (86%) were the most common allergens. And also among the weeds, Salsola kali were the highest frequency (86.2%); and among the indoor allergen, mites were the highest frequency (40.8%). The average concentration of total serum IgE levels in patients with positive reactions was 156 IU / ml.

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© 2012, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

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