Airborne Alternaria spores: Potential allergic sensitizers in Saudi Arabia.

@article{Hasnain1998AirborneAS,
  title={Airborne Alternaria spores: Potential allergic sensitizers in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Syed Mohammed Hasnain and A S Al-frayh and Mohammad O. Gad-El-Rab and Sultan T. Al-Sedairy},
  journal={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={497-501}
}
BACKGROUND In order to investigate the role of airborne Alternaria spp. in the sensitization of individuals having respiratory allergy symptoms, particularly bronchial asthma, an aerobiologic and clinical (diagnostic) study was conducted at several centers in Saudi Arabia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Airborne Alternaria spores were studied at four different centers in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Khobar, including three years at one site. Skin prick tests (SPT) were conducted on a total of 616 allergic… CONTINUE READING