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TAF Prev Med Bull. 2008; 7(2): 153-158

When Atopic Research must be Done in Respiratory System Diseases in Primary Health Care?

Sami,Öztürk*, Fuat,Erel, Zafer,Çalişkaner, Mehmet,Karaayvaz, Mustafa,Güleç, Özgür,Kartal, Ali,Kutlu.

AIM/BACKGROUND: Atopic diseases are conditions related to IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. Atopic research is important in patients who have chronic respiratory disease symptoms.
METHODS: Ninety-two patients with symptoms of respiratory system diseases, which were evaluated at GATA Allergy Clinic, were studied. All patients were researched as atopy respects.
RESULTS: Cutaneous reactivity to one or more allergens was detected in 18 subjects of 31 patients (%58), who had upper respiratory symptoms in 4 and less attack/ year and 24 subjects of 33 patients (%73), who had more than 4 attack in a year. Atopy was detected in 5 subjects of 16 patients (%31), who had upper respiratory symptom duration 4 and less week / year, 30 subjects of 48 patients (%63), who had more than 4/ year. Atopy was detected in 3 subjects of 14 patients (%21), who had a lower respiratory symptom duration 4 and less week/year and 16 subjects of 22 patients (%73), who had more than 4 week/year.
CONCLUSION: We recommend evaluation of atopy for patients who have upper and/or lower respiratory system infections more than 4 attacks in a year, and symptoms duration time more than 4 weeks.

Key words: Skin prick test, respiratory infections.

Article Language: Turkish English

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