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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

CORRELATION BETWEEN ALLERGY SKIN TESTS AND ASTHMA IN CHILDRENS OF PRISHTINA KOSOVO

Author(s): Hajdin Ymeri, Drita Telaku-Qosaj, Majlinda Berisha, Arlinda Maloku

Aim: of this study was to present the correlation between allergy skin prick tests and asthma in children treated in Pediatric Clinic. The examinees and methods: The examinees were children aged 2.5-16 years with asthma, treated in the Pediatric Clinic during the calendar year November 2011-November 2012. In this research, in total, were included 58 children treated with asthma, both as inpatient and outpatient. To all children allergy skin tests were done. Results: Out of all children included in the research, in 30 (51.71%) children allergy skin tests were positive while 28 (48.29%) of them had negative skin prick tests. According to the age of 2.5-6 years were 18 children or (31.04%), from 6-11 years were 29 children or (50%) and from 11-16 years were 11 children or (18.96%). From the positive skin prick test group highest number 17 (56.6%) children belong to the age group 6-11 years, than regarding the gender ratio males : females was 3:2. From the positive skin prick test group children were sensitive towards D. Pteronissinus, D.Farine and less to pollen, epithelial pets (dog, cat) and other reagents inhalation. Conclusion: From our data noted that the allergy skin tests are an auxiliary method in asthma diagnosis. Higher incidence was noted in male children. We can conclude that there is a evident relation between asthma and skin allergy tests.


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