Sensitization to dust mites in children with allergic rhinitis in Singapore: does it matter if you scratch while you sneeze?

@article{Kidon2005SensitizationTD,
  title={Sensitization to dust mites in children with allergic rhinitis in Singapore: does it matter if you scratch while you sneeze?},
  author={Mona Kidon and Wen-C. Chiang and Woei Kang Liew and Siok Hoon Lily Lim and Yvonne See and Anne Eng-Neo Goh and Jian Ling Tan and Oh Moh Chay and Abhilash Balakrishnan},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          434-40
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previously published data established Blomia tropicalis, as the major source of allergic sensitization in asthmatic children in tropical Singapore. Objective To define the prevalence, clinical characteristics and risk factors of species-specific mite sensitization in paediatric allergic rhinitis (AR) patients in this unique environment. METHODS We performed a prospective evaluation of newly diagnosed AR patients, from 1 May 2003 to 30 April 2004, from the otolaryngology and allergy… CONTINUE READING
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