Epidemiological study of 134 subjects with allergic conjunctivitis

Epidemiological study of 134 subjects with allergic conjunctivitis

Autor Belfort, Rubens Junior Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Marback, Patricia Google Scholar
Hsu, C. C. Google Scholar
Freitas, D. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo 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.
Palavra-chave vernal keratoconjunctivitis
VCK
atopic keratoconjunctivitis
AKC
perennial allergic conjunctivitis
PAC
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2000-06-01
Publicado em Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. Hvidovre: Scriptor Publisher, v. 78, p. 38-40, 2000.
ISSN 1395-3907 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Scriptor Publisher
Extensão 38-40
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0420.2000.078s230038.x
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000089683600009
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26314

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