Age-specific prevalence of outdoor and indoor aeroallergen sensitization in Boston.

  title={Age-specific prevalence of outdoor and indoor aeroallergen sensitization in Boston.},
  author={William J. Sheehan and Pitud A Rangsithienchai and Sachin N. Baxi and Andrea Gardynski and Apinya Bharmanee and Helene M Langevin and Wanda Phipatanakul},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  volume={49 6},
Questions exist regarding the appropriate age for referral of an atopic child to an allergist for environmental skin prick testing. This study evaluates age-specific prevalence of sensitization to aeroallergens from infancy through adolescence. A total of 1394 patients were skin tested, with 57.2% being sensitized to at least 1 aeroallergen. In children younger than 2, the authors found that 26.5% were sensitized, including to dogs (15.5%) and cats (9.2%). Additionally, tree sensitization was… CONTINUE READING

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