Research Article - Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 20
Allergen profile in Duzce province of Turkey
Purpose: To explore respiratory allergen profile and the relation between the month of birth and allergen type in Duzce Province in Turkey.
Methods: The data of 310 patients, who applied with respiratory allergic disease complaints in Düzce province of Turkey between May 2014 and May 2016, were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 303 people were detected to have a full birth date in day, month and year in the hospital software. Remaining seven people were excluded from the study as they only had their year of birth recorded.
Results: 183 of 303 subjects (60.4%) included in the study were men and 120 (39.6%) were women. The most frequent reaction was detected against D. Farinea in 43 subjects (14.2%) Other common reactions were detected against D. Pteronyssinus with 35 subjects (11.5%); against grass with 19 subjects (6.3%); against grains with 19 subjects (6.3%); and against weeds with 16 subjects.
Discussion: It was proved that the month of birth of those who were included in the study and detected to be allergen affected the allergen distribution.Author(s): Suat Konuk