Evaluation of the allergenicity of tropical pollen and airborne spores in Singapore.

@article{Chew2000EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the allergenicity of tropical pollen and airborne spores in Singapore.},
  author={Fook Tim Chew and Siok Hoon Lily Lim and H S Shang and M D Dahlia and Daniel Y-T Goh and Bee Wah Lee and Hongying Tina Tan and Teck Koon Tan},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={340-7}
}
BACKGROUND Sensitization to pollen and spores of the Southeast Asian tropical region is not well documented. This study evaluated the allergenicity of the tropical airspora in Singapore. METHODS On the basis of the results of an aerobiologic survey of the airspora profile of Singapore, crude extracts of 23 main spore (fungal and fern) and pollen types were prepared. A total of 231 patients with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis and 76 healthy controls were evaluated by skin prick test (SPT… CONTINUE READING

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