The effects of meteorological factors and Alternaria spore concentrations on children sensitised to Alternaria


Kilic M., ALTINTAŞ D. U. , YILMAZ M. , KENDIRLI S. G. , KARAKOC G. B. , Taskin E., et al.

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, cilt.38, ss.122-128, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.aller.2009.09.006
  • Dergi Adı: ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.122-128

Özet

Background: Alternaria is the most important fungal species belonging to the class Deuteromycetes which causes allergic respiratory diseases. The fungus pattern often shows a pronounced seasonal periodicity and with fluctuations related to meteorological conditions. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of outdoor Alternaria spore concentrations on monthly lung function tests, symptoms, and medication scores in children sensitised only to Alternaria. Additionally, we planned to determine the Alternaria spores of the outdoor environment in Adana, with special respect to their relationships with meteorological conditions and their seasonal changes.