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Allergen sensitivity (mites, insects, and pets) in a Puerto Rican population.

Authors
  • Nazario, Sylvette
  • Zaragoza, Rafael
  • Velázquez, Vylma
  • Ramos-Valencia, Gilberto
  • Acantilado, Carmen
  • Rodríguez, Ray
  • Rivera, Angel M
  • Alvarez, María M
  • López-Almodóvar, Carlos
  • López-Malpica, Fernando
Type
Published Article
Journal
Puerto Rico health sciences journal
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
31
Issue
1
Pages
24–28
Identifiers
PMID: 22432405
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The most common sensitivities identified were to mites and insects. Mite sensitivity was associated with rhinitis and asthma. Sensitivity to animal dander as well as to mosquitoes was associated to with rhinitis. Further studies are warranted to explore the relevance of allergen sensitivity in terms of asthma and rhinitis prevalence and morbidity among residents of Puerto Rico.

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