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Allergen sensitization associates with worse lung function parameters


I. Gonçalves1,2,3, A. M. Pereira1,2,4, T. A. Queirós Jacinto2,3,4,5, R. da Silva Amaral1,2,5, J. de Almeida Lopes da Fonseca fonseca.ja@gmail.com1,2,3,4

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10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.183

Summary
Objective.
To assess the association between the number of allergen sensitizations and lung function variables in individuals with airway symptoms. Methods. Retrospective study with all individuals who performed lung function and skin-prick tests at CUF-Porto (01/2011-06/2016). Six allergen groups were considered. % predicted Pre-Bronchodilator test (BD) and % change after BD were analysed for spirometry and plethysmography parameters. Results. A total of 1293 individuals were included, 54% (n = 698) adults and 69% (n = 891) with sensitization to ≥ 1 allergen group. % FEV1 was significantly higher and % change in FEV1 significantly lower in non-sensitized individuals. % sRaw was higher in polysensitized (vs non-sensitized). Conclusions. The presence of allergen sensitizations was significantly associated with worse key lung function parameters.    

Key words

Allergen; sensitization; lung function; airways; skin prick test.

Cite this article as: 
Gonçalves I, Pereira AM, Queirós Jacinto TA, da Silva Amaral R, de Almeida Lopes da Fonseca J. Allergen sensitization associates with worse lung function parameters. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022;54(3):131-139. doi: 10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.183.

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