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Medication requirements and house dust mite exposure in mite-sensitive asthmatics

, : Medication requirements and house dust mite exposure in mite-sensitive asthmatics. Allergy 46(7): 554-558

To better understand the clinical consequences of exposure to house dust mites (HDM), we investigated the relationship between treatment requirements to control symptoms in mite-allergic asthmatic patients and HDM-allergenic levels in their mattresses. This study included 49 asthmatic subjects recruited from an outpatient clinic. The protocol consisted of a questionnaire about the number of asthma attacks and treatment requirements in the last 3 months. Patients provided a sample of house dust collected from their mattresses by a standardized vacuum cleaning procedure. Mean antigen P1 equivalent defined as the sum of major allergens Der pI and Der fI (Ag P1 Eq) level was 1.34 micrograms/g dust in patients who had no treatment, 5.4 micrograms/g dust in patients who took puffs of beta 2-agonists only when required and 17.8 micrograms/g dust in patients who required daily long-term treatment. Similar relationships were demonstrated between mean Ag P1 Eq levels and the number of asthma attacks. These data support the clinical role of allergenic exposure in HDM-allergic asthmatics.


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