Epidemiology of alternaria alternata allergy: a prospective study in 6840 Italian asthmatic children.

@article{Cantani2004EpidemiologyOA,
  title={Epidemiology of alternaria alternata allergy: a prospective study in 6840 Italian asthmatic children.},
  author={A. Ciarnella Cantani and V Ciaschi},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          289-94
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of Alternaria Alternata (AA), a mold causing in children severe asthma is scarcely known, also due to the underdiagnosis of AA allergy, frequently due to multiple sensitizations to molds. OBJECTIVE To analyze this issue we prospectively studied all children attending our Division between January 4, 1990 and December 31, 1997. METHODS A total of 6840 children with asthma or allergic rhinitis were evaluated. Diagnosis was established by family and personal history… CONTINUE READING

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