Epidemiological study of 134 subjects with allergic conjunctivitis

Epidemiological study of 134 subjects with allergic conjunctivitis

Author Belfort, Rubens Junior Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Marback, Patricia Google Scholar
Hsu, C. C. Google Scholar
Freitas, D. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract At times it is difficult to distinguish among the subtypes of chronic allergic conjunctivitis, A prospective study with 134 patients was carried out. Patients were diagnosed with vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC), atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) or perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC), Demographic information was also collected including, age at symptom onset, sex, history of nonocular allergy, and history of family allergy. Forty-six percent were diagnosed with VKC, 40% with AKC, 8% with PAC, and 6% were not specifically diagnosed. This distribution information as well as the demographic information collected demonstrates that there are patterns within each subgroup of chronic ocular allergy sufferers. These findings will be helpful in the diagnosing and proper classification of ocular allergic conditions.
Keywords vernal keratoconjunctivitis
VCK
atopic keratoconjunctivitis
AKC
perennial allergic conjunctivitis
PAC
Language English
Date 2000-06-01
Published in Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. Hvidovre: Scriptor Publisher, v. 78, p. 38-40, 2000.
ISSN 1395-3907 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Scriptor Publisher
Extent 38-40
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0420.2000.078s230038.x
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000089683600009
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26314

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