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[Allergen analysis on patients with allergic rhinitis in Lanzhou].

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Gansu Second People's Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To investigate the effective clinical diagnosis and treatment for allergic rhinitis (AR) by examining the allergens and dietary habits of the patients.

METHODS:

A total of 347 patients from Lanzhou area were sampled between April 2010 and March 2012. Free point skin prick test were performed to analyze the allergens. SPSS 17.0 software was used to analyze the data.

RESULTS:

Among 347 patients, 266 (76.7%) were found to be positive in the skin test. Major aeroallergens were Artemisia pollen (38.0%, 132 cases), house dust mite (35.4%, 123 cases), and Dermatophagoides farinae (30.3%, 105 cases).

CONCLUSIONS:

The major aeroallergens in Lanzhou with AR were artemisia pollen and mite.

PMID:
23328046
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