Role of Inhalant allergens in asthma: Evaluation by Skin Test


The skin test performed on 273 patients with allergic asthma to determine the most common sensitizing allergen in our locality . In 32.6% of patients ( 89 patients ) the test was positive to single allergen and in 67.4 % of patients it was positive to multiple allergens . Two allergens positive skin test forms 41% , while the test was positive for three or above allergens in 26.4% of patients . House dust mite was the predominant inhalant allergen that gave positive skin test in asthmatic . It was accounted for 26.9% followed by house dust allergen 18.2%