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
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
regions climatic, environmental and socioeconomic
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Alerjenler/yan etkiler/tanı/immünoloji;intradermal testler/standartlar; rinit, alerjik, perineal/patoloji; cilt testi; Türkiye/epidemiyoloji.