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BACKGROUND The Greek-Cypriot (G/C) and Turkish-Cypriot (T/C) communities have lived apart since 1974, with the former presumably adopting a more westernized way of life. We estimated the prevalence of asthma and allergies among children in the two communities and investigated differences in socio-demographic and lifestyle risk factors. METHODS The ISAAC(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the Fc gammaRIIa polymorphism in Turkish children with atopic asthma and allergic rhinitis. DESIGN AND METHODS In this study, 372 atopic children (192 asthma bronchial, 180 allergic rhinitis) between ages of 5 and 16 years old (11.3+/-2.9) who were followed at Aegean University Paediatric Allergy and(More)
Fc receptors (FcR) play an important role in immune regulation. This might be linked to the variability in immune response, therefore relating to the pathogenesis of atopic diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the FcgammaRIIIa gene polymorphism in Turkish children with asthma and allergic rhinitis. The study included 364 atopic children(More)
It has been hypothesized that specific immunotherapy (SIT) significantly decreases the development of new allergen sensitizations in mono-sensitized patients. In this study, we evaluated the effect of SIT on the development of new allergen sensitizations in 129 asthmatic children mono-sensitized to house dust mite. SIT was accepted by only 70 of them (SIT(More)
We would like to thank you and the reviewers for evaluating the revised version of the above manuscript. We are grateful for the comments of Dr Bulent Karadag and Dr Alejandro Videla. We have now addressed the few remaining points raised by Dr Alejandro Videla. Below, you will find a point-by-point response along with the relevant action. Any additional(More)
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