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Distribution of allergens among allergic rhinitis patients living in Mersin region [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2004; 13(3): 112-115

Distribution of allergens among allergic rhinitis patients living in Mersin region

Yavuz Selim Pata1, Yücel Akbaş, Murat Ünal, Cengiz Özcan, Kemal Görür, Derya Ümit Talas

Objectives: To determine the distrubution of allergens
among allergic rhinitis patients living in Mersin region.
Patients and Methods: We investigated 346 allergic
rhinitis patients who had symptoms and positive
prick test.
Results: The history and clinical examination revealed
that 161 patients (46.5%) had seasonal symptoms
and 185 patients (53.5%) had perennial symptoms
(233 females, 113 males; mean age 32.3±14.1).
Common pattern of multiple allergens were mite allergens,
grass mixture, trees mixture cereals mixture,
weed mixture, dog hair, cat fur, (57.8%), (32.1%),
(14.5%), (13.9%), (7.2%), (5.5%), (2.9%) respectively.
According to the prick test results, sensitivity to one
allergen was found in 96 patients (27.7%) and sensitivity
to multiple allergens in 250 patients.
Conclusion: The most common allergens were
mites and pollens in Mersin region. It was concluded
that the distribution allergens is affected from the living
region’s climatic, environmental and socioeconomic
features.

Keywords: Allergens/adverse effects/diagnostic use/immunology; intradermal tests/standards; rhinitis, allergic,perennial/pathology; skin test; Turkey/epidemiology.

Mersin yöresinde alerjik rinitli hastalardaki alerjen dağılımı

Yavuz Selim Pata1, Yücel Akbaş, Murat Ünal, Cengiz Özcan, Kemal Görür, Derya Ümit Talas

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Alerjenler/yan etkiler/tanı/immünoloji;intradermal testler/standartlar; rinit, alerjik, perineal/patoloji; cilt testi; Türkiye/epidemiyoloji.

Yavuz Selim Pata, Yücel Akbaş, Murat Ünal, Cengiz Özcan, Kemal Görür, Derya Ümit Talas. Distribution of allergens among allergic rhinitis patients living in Mersin region. Tr-ENT. 2004; 13(3): 112-115

Corresponding Author: Yavuz Selim Pata
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