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Titolo:
Evaluation of the allergenicity of tropical pollen and airborne spores in Singapore
Autore:
Chew, FT; Lim, SH; Shang, HS; Dahlia, MDS; Goh, DYT; Lee, BW; Tan, HTW; Tan, TK;
Indirizzi:
Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Pediat, Singapore 119074, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore Singapore Singapore 119074 ngapore 119074, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Biol Sci, Singapore 119074, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore Singapore Singapore 119074 ngapore 119074, Singapore
Titolo Testata:
ALLERGY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 55, anno: 2000,
pagine: 340 - 347
SICI:
0105-4538(200004)55:4<340:EOTAOT>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SKIN-TEST; ALLERGY; RHINITIS; ASTHMA; IGE;
Keywords:
allergy; fern spores; fluorescence allergosorbent test (FAST); fungi; pollen; skin prick test; specific IgE; tropical airspora;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lee, BW Natl Univ Singapore, Dept Pediat, Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119074, Singapore Natl Univ Singapore Lower Kent Ridge Rd Singapore Singapore 119074
Citazione:
F.T. Chew et al., "Evaluation of the allergenicity of tropical pollen and airborne spores in Singapore", ALLERGY, 55(4), 2000, pp. 340-347

Abstract

Background: Sensitization to pollen and spores of the Southeast Asian tropical region is not well documented. This study evaluated the allergenicity of the tropical airspora in Singapore. Methods: On the basis of the results of an aerobiologic survey of the airspora profile of Singapore, crude extracts of 23 main spore (fungal and Fern) and pollen types were prepared. A total of 231 patients with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis and 76 healthy controls were evaluated by skin prick lest (SPT). Total and specific IgE levels were also quantified by the fluorescence allergosorbent test (FAST). Results: All 23 allergenic extracts tested elicited positive SPT responses. Among the patients with atopic diseases, extracts of oil-palm pollen (Elaeis guineensis) were observed to have the highest frequency of positive reactions (40%), followed by extracts of resam-fern spores (Dicranopteris linearis) (34%) and sea-teak pollen (Podocarpus polystachyus) (33.8%). Fungal spores with the highest SPT responses were Curvularia spp. (26-32%) and Drechslera-like spores (31%). Positive responses to these extracts correlated with total serum IgE levels of the subjects and were significantly associated with the presence of atopic disease. Conclusions: We have documented sensitization to tropical pollen and spores in our population. Its association with atopy suggests that it has a rolein allergic diseases in the tropics.

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