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Article: The skin prick test resutls of 977 patients suffering from chronic rhinitis in Hong Kong

TitleThe skin prick test resutls of 977 patients suffering from chronic rhinitis in Hong Kong
香港977位慢性鼻炎患者的過敏原皮膚點刺測試結果
Authors
KeywordsAllergens
Rhinitis
Allergic
Perennial
Issue Date2007
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. 2, p. 131-136 How to Cite?
香港醫學雜誌, 2007, v. 13 n. 2, p. 131-136 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of aetiological allergens identifiable by skin prick test alone in patients suffering from chronic rhinitis in Hong Kong, and also compare the clinical history and symptoms of skin prick test-positive versus skin prick test-negative patients. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Otorhinolaryngology clinic in Queen Mary Hospital of Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 977 patients suffering from chronic rhinitis were recruited into the study. Skin prick test was performed with a panel of allergens including house dust mites, cockroach, cat, dog, moulds, and pollens. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Skin prick test results and their correlation with symptoms. RESULTS: Of the 977 patients, 651 (67%) had positive skin prick test reactions. The commonest allergen was house dust mite which was positive in 63% of the 977 patients and 95% of those 651 skin prick test-positive patients. The other allergens were in order of cockroach (23%), cat (14%), dog (5%), pollen (4%), and mould (3%). Compared with skin prick test-negative patients, skin prick test-positive patients were more likely to have earlier age of onset of the chronic rhinitis, association with asthma, more severe symptom in the morning, more severe symptoms of itchy nose, sneezing, nasal discharge, itchy eye, and watery eye. CONCLUSIONS: Identifiable aeroallergens could be detected in 67% chronic rhinitis patients by skin prick test alone. House dust mites were the most prevalent causative allergen. There were significant differences of patterns of clinical history and symptoms severity between skin prick test-positive and skin prick test-negative patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57413
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
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dc.contributor.authorYuen, APWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, KCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, BYHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, ACSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, ACWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:35:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:35:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. 2, p. 131-136en_HK
dc.identifier.citation香港醫學雜誌, 2007, v. 13 n. 2, p. 131-136zh_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57413-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of aetiological allergens identifiable by skin prick test alone in patients suffering from chronic rhinitis in Hong Kong, and also compare the clinical history and symptoms of skin prick test-positive versus skin prick test-negative patients. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Otorhinolaryngology clinic in Queen Mary Hospital of Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 977 patients suffering from chronic rhinitis were recruited into the study. Skin prick test was performed with a panel of allergens including house dust mites, cockroach, cat, dog, moulds, and pollens. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Skin prick test results and their correlation with symptoms. RESULTS: Of the 977 patients, 651 (67%) had positive skin prick test reactions. The commonest allergen was house dust mite which was positive in 63% of the 977 patients and 95% of those 651 skin prick test-positive patients. The other allergens were in order of cockroach (23%), cat (14%), dog (5%), pollen (4%), and mould (3%). Compared with skin prick test-negative patients, skin prick test-positive patients were more likely to have earlier age of onset of the chronic rhinitis, association with asthma, more severe symptom in the morning, more severe symptoms of itchy nose, sneezing, nasal discharge, itchy eye, and watery eye. CONCLUSIONS: Identifiable aeroallergens could be detected in 67% chronic rhinitis patients by skin prick test alone. House dust mites were the most prevalent causative allergen. There were significant differences of patterns of clinical history and symptoms severity between skin prick test-positive and skin prick test-negative patients.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.subjectAllergensen_HK
dc.subjectRhinitisen_HK
dc.subjectAllergicen_HK
dc.subjectPerennialen_HK
dc.titleThe skin prick test resutls of 977 patients suffering from chronic rhinitis in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.title香港977位慢性鼻炎患者的過敏原皮膚點刺測試結果zh_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=13&issue=2&spage=131&epage=136&date=2007&atitle=The+skin+prick+test+resutls+of+977+patients+suffering+from+chronic+rhinitis+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYuen, APW: pwyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, WK: wkho@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17406040en_HK

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