An investigation of aeroallergens affecting urban Malaysian asthmatics.

  title={An investigation of aeroallergens affecting urban Malaysian asthmatics.},
  author={Choon-kook Sam and S. C. Soon and Chong-Kin Liam and K. Padmaja and H-L. M. Cheng},
  journal={Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology},
  volume={16 1},
We investigated the aeroallergens affecting 200 asthmatics from the University Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and found 164 (82%) patients with skin prick test (SPT) reactivity to one or more of a panel of 14 allergens, which included indoor and outdoor animal and plant aeroallergens. Reactivity was most frequent to the indoor airborne allergens, with 159 (79.5%) reacting to either or both house dust mite (Dermatophagoides) species and 87 (43.5%) to cockroach. The SPT reactivity to house… CONTINUE READING

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