Case series of 406 vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients: a demographic and epidemiological study.

@article{Leonardi2006CaseSO,
  title={Case series of 406 vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients: a demographic and epidemiological study.},
  author={A Leonardi and Francesca Busca and Laura Motterle and Fabiano Cavarzeran and Iva Angela Fregona and Mario Plebani and Antonio Giovanni Secchi},
  journal={Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={406-10}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the specific allergic sensitization and epidemiological characteristics of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC). METHODS This retrospective non-comparative case series included 406 VKC patients. Data included patient and family histories, and results of allergic tests. Annual incidence and prevalence rates were calculated for a cohort of 128 VKC patients from the greater Padua area. RESULTS The great majority of VKC patients were male (76%), with a male : female ratio of 3… CONTINUE READING

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