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., Taskin E., ...More

ALLERGOLOGIA ET IMMUNOPATHOLOGIA, vol.38, no.3, pp.122-128, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aller.2009.09.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-128
  • Keywords: Alternaria, Meteorological conditions, Rhinitis, Asthma, Children, AIRBORNE FUNGI, DOUBLE-BLIND, ASTHMA, CLADOSPORIUM, IMMUNOTHERAPY, THUNDERSTORM, EFFICACY, COUNTS, TURKEY
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


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.