• Title/Summary/Keyword: Inhalant MAST

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Correlation of inhalant MAST on chronically coughing children (만성 기침을 하는 소아에서 호흡기 증상과 inhalant MAST의 연관성)

  • Yun, Jung Min;Roh, Eui Jung;Lim, Jae Woo;Choen, Eun Jung;Ko, Kyoung Og;Lee, Young Hyuk
    • Clinical and Experimental Pediatrics
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    • v.49 no.6
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    • pp.643-647
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    • 2006
  • Purpose : Recently, incidences of chronic cough with allergic disease have been increased. The identification of specific allergens for chronically coughing children is significant for diagnosis, proper treatment and prevention. The aim of this study was to identify significant contributors for sensitization in chronically coughing children. Methods : A total of 106 children, aged 1-6 years, visiting for chronic cough(>3 weeks), were tested for inhalant multiple allergosorbent assay(MAST), eosinophil count and total IgE. Parents completed a questionnaire on past history of atopy(infantile eczema) and bronchiolitis, family history of allergy, breastfeeding, smoking, pets and floor coverings at home. Results : Significant contributors for sensitization were : age(4-6 years), infantile eczema, positive family history of allergy and smoking by family. Conclusion : We were able to identify significant contributors for sensitization in chronically coughing children.