Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 569

Full Length Research Paper

Different types of aero-allergens causing nasobronchial allergy in District Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir State -India

Nisar A. Wani1*, Zafar Amin Shah2 and Mahrukh Hameed3
1Department of Botany, Aerobiology Research Laboratory, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, Kashmir, India. 2Department of Immunology, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India. 3Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
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  •  Accepted: 30 December 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2012

Abstract

Nasobronchial allergy is one important type of respiratory disorder. Aero allergens like pollen, dust, fungus, dander and many others play important role in nasobronchial allergies particularly in asthma and rhinitis. The prevalence of nasobronchial allergy among populations all over the world has been increasing rapidly. The role of different inhalant allergens in nasobronchial allergy varies with environmental conditions, type of allergen and degree of exposure. The awareness on the prevalence of allergens and seasonal variations is essential for better diagnosis and immunotherapy. The present study was aimed to assess the prevalence of fungal, pollen and dust allergens by intradermal skin test in nasobronchial allergenic patients in district Kupwara of Jammu and Kashmir State.

 

Key words: Allergens, nasobronchial allergy, intradermal skin test, immunoglobulin-E.