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Ann Allergy. 1990 Feb;64(2 Pt 1):171-3.

Respiratory atopy in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • 1Geller Allergy-Immunology Clinic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


An epidemiologic study was conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, evaluating 1,410 patients with asthma and/or rhinitis. Allergy skin testing was performed in 1,219 patients (intradermal and/or Multi-Test Lincoln Diagnostics techniques). Thirteen different allergens were tested: house dust, Dermatophagoides farinae, grasses, Alternaria tenuis, Hormodendrum hordei, Penicillium mix, Aspergillus fumigatus, dogs, cats, feathers, fleas, cockroaches, and household insects. The most frequent positive immediate allergy skin tests were house dust (74.08%) and mites (62.43%).

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