Table 1

Patients and controls demographics, sensitization status to inhalant allergens and asthma status.

Allergic subjects

Controls


Mean age (years)

32

24

- range

18-57

21-30

Females

38

13

Males

27

7

No. of patients sensitized (skin prick test) to inhalant allergens:

Grass (inclusion criterion)

65

0

Birch

26

0

- history of birch pollen allergy

24

0

- plus allergy to foods cross-reacting with birch

14

0

Mugwort

20

0

Dog

34

0

Cat

24

0

Horse

2

0

D. pteronyssinus

26

0

D. farinae

17

0

Alternaria

9

0

Cladosporium

5

0

Asthma status:

Seasonal

5

0

Perennial

6

0

Mean onset age (years)

17

-

Outgrown asthma

5

0


Martens et al. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2011 1:15   doi:10.1186/2045-7022-1-15

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