Eight hundred and two consecutive symptomatic outpatients (with asthma and rhinitis) were studied to evaluate the incidence of prick test positivity to cat and dog danders and the association of exposure to these animals in the home, as revealed by a standard questionnaire. 14.3% were found to be skin positive to cat and/or dog danders. The incidence of cutaneous hypersensitivity to cat and/or dog danders was 25% in the 216 subjects who kept animals, significantly higher (p less than 0.0005) than the 10.4% of 586 subjects who did not keep animals. In the 57 subjects who owned both dogs and cats, a significantly higher incidence of skin hypersensitivity was found compared to the other subjects. Our data does not demonstrate a greater incidence in sensitivity to cat danders compared to dog danders, or increased sensitization to dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, nor a different incidence of clinical manifestations (asthma and rhinitis) between those with animals in the house and those without. [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Rottoli, L., Rottoli, P., Beltrami, V., Murgia, M., & Carriero, G. (1989). Hypersensitivity to pets in Italy. ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, 17, 7-9.
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|Titolo:||Hypersensitivity to pets in Italy|
|Citazione:||Rottoli, L., Rottoli, P., Beltrami, V., Murgia, M., & Carriero, G. (1989). Hypersensitivity to pets in Italy. ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, 17, 7-9.|
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