S K Güneşer

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The associations between parental smoking habits during pregnancy, family history of allergy, and IgE levels in cord-serum IgE (cIgE) were investigated prospectively in 1251 infants. Mean cIgE levels were similar in infants with positive and negative family history of allergy (0.50 and 0.54 kU/l, respectively). In infants with a positive family history of(More)
Inhalant allergens were identified by analyzing the positive skin tests of 614 respiratory allergic patients. The important indoor allergens causing skin test positivity were house dust, Dermatophogoides pteronyssinus, cockroach, mosquito and Dermatophogoides farinea. Johnson grass, cultivated wheat, rye, orchard, and cultivated corn were among important(More)
In order to investigate the possible role of molds in respiratory allergy, skin prick tests with the extracts of 19 different fungi were applied to 614 respiratory allergic patients. Indoor mold samples of some of these mold sensitive patients are also presented. Most of the patients (72.6%) had extrinsic asthma while 27.4% having allergic rhinitis. The(More)
The maternal antibodies are gradually decreased at 9 to 12 months in infants. We determined the elimination period of maternal measles antibodies in 34 infants whose mothers had had a history of natural measles previously. Seropositivity rates at sixth and nine months of age were found to be 61.8% and 3.4%, respectively. The very low passive antibody at(More)
We studied the frequency of IgG subclass deficiency in 61 children (ages 1-7 years, mean 3.8 years) with recurrent respiratory tract infections by using the radial immunodiffusion method. The overall frequency of IgG subclass deficiency was found to be 39.3 percent (24 patients). Among 26 children who had major immunoglobulin abnormalities, we found IgG(More)
The effect of environmental tobacco smoke on serum total immunoglobulin E (IgE) of respiratory allergic patients was evaluated in this study. A total of 558 patients with respiratory allergies (311 boys and 248 girls) aged between 1 and 17 years (mean 6.92 +/- 3.81 years) were included. None of the subjects were active smokers. IgE levels were significantly(More)
BACKGROUND dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Der PI) is the major allergen which causes allergic asthma and perennial rhinitis. The extracts of Der PI may be used in treatment of patients who are unresponsive to pharmacological treatment and avoidance of allergens. The success of immunotherapy (IT) depends on the selection of appropriate patients and(More)
This study was conducted on 1359 healthy, non-smoking Turkish children (727M, 632F) with a mean age of 11.7 +/- 3.4 (6-17) years, in order to determine the normal values of peak expiratory flow (PEF) in Turkish children and to compare various peak-flow meters (PEFMs). PEF values increased with age and height in boys and girls. The relative increase in boys(More)
The incidence of measles has declined in our country since the routine administration of measles vaccination was initiated. However, measles outbreaks have been observed even among previously vaccinated children. The objective of this study was to evaluated the measles antibody response of children vaccinated at nine months of age. Measles-specific IgG(More)
Chemotactic activities of neutrophils were studied in 20 patients with bronchial asthma and 20 healthy matched controls. Chemotaxis studies were performed by the millipore filter technique using modified Boyden chambers. Mean neutrophil chemotactic activities of asthma and control groups were 17.82 +/- 7.87 microns and 14.09 +/- 6.07 microns; mean(More)