Sensitization to mite allergens and acute asthma in a tropical environment.


The objective of this study was to determine whether sensitization to certain aeroallergens is associated with acute asthma in Cartagena, Colombia. Ninety-nine subjects with acute asthma and 100 controls evaluated for other reasons were studied at a local emergency room. Sensitization was established by specific IgE determinations. Statistically significant… (More)