Frequence des allergenes respiratoires impliques dans la rhinite et l'asthme bronchique de l'adulte. Etude prospective. [Frequency of respiratory allergens involved in rhinitis and bronchial asthma in adults. Prospective study]

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Frequence des allergenes respiratoires impliques dans la rhinite et l'asthme bronchique de l'adulte. Etude prospective. [Frequency of respiratory allergens involved in rhinitis and bronchial asthma in adults. Prospective study]
Journal
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Author(s)
Duc  J., Kolly  M., Pecoud  A.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
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Published
Issued date
09/1986
Volume
116
Number
36
Pages
1205-10
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English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep 6
Abstract
In a prospective study of 100 adults, we determined the frequency of hypersensitivity to allergens most often diagnosed in patients suffering from rhinitis and bronchial asthma. Skin-prick tests and RAST for 15 allergens were performed in all patients. The most frequent allergen detected by skin-prick test was the extract "total house dust" (50%) but the corresponding RAST was rarely positive (16%); then came grass pollens (46%), house dust mites (D. pteronyssinus, 38%) and animal danders (cat 33%). On the other hand, a positive skin test with the two moulds chosen was rare (Alternaria tenuis 5%, Cladosporium herbarum 4%). For all the allergens investigated, the correlation between positive skin test and positive RAST was proportional to the intensity of the skin reaction (94% for the skin tests +, 40% for the skin tests ++). 35% of the patients with at least a positive skin test and a RAST for one of the allergens tested had in fact a total IgE concentration not suggestive of atopy (less than 100 kU/1). The results indicate that, with the exception of the 2 moulds chosen, the frequency of allergens diagnosed in Switzerland is very similar to what has been found in other countries with different climates.
Keywords
Adolescent Adult Allergens/*immunology Asthma/*immunology Dust Female Humans Immunoglobulin E/analysis Male Middle Aged Prospective Studies Radioallergosorbent Test Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial/*immunology Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal/immunology Skin Tests
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