Allergie aux blattes (cafards) dans une population suisse souffrant d'asthme et de rhinite chroniques. [Allergy to cockroaches in a Swiss population with asthma and chronic rhinitis]

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_BBA261CBF5B0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Allergie aux blattes (cafards) dans une population suisse souffrant d'asthme et de rhinite chroniques. [Allergy to cockroaches in a Swiss population with asthma and chronic rhinitis]
Périodique
Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
Auteur(s)
Mosimann  B., Peitrequin  R., Blanc  C., Pecoud  A.
ISSN
0036-7672 (Print)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/1992
Volume
122
Numéro
34
Pages
1245-8
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Aug 22
Résumé
Cockroach extracts are known to contain powerful allergens. In some parts of the world the majority of asthmatics have been shown to be allergic to cockroaches. We have evaluated the prevalence of sensitization to the cockroaches Blattella germanica and Trogoderma angustum in a Swiss population with chronic, non-seasonal asthma and rhinitis. The sera of 110 patients were screened for specific IgE by the RAST technique. We found 10 positive RAST (class 1 to 2). 7 of the 110 patients were sensitized to cockroaches (6.3%). 3 patients had positive RASTs for both species of cockroach. 2 patients had no other detectable allergy (= 5% of those who were considered as non-allergic before the study). These results suggest that allergy to cockroaches is uncommon in Switzerland but can sometimes be detected. We conclude that in Switzerland, screening for hypersensitivity to cockroaches should not be included in routine allergic investigations.
Mots-clé
Adolescent Adult Aged Allergens/*immunology Animals Asthma/*immunology Cockroaches/*immunology Dermatitis, Contact/*immunology Female Humans Male Middle Aged Radioallergosorbent Test Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal/*immunology
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