House dust mite (HDM) is the most common cause of respiratory allergy worldwide. The impact of HDM allergy is influenced by a number of factors, including local climate. We investigated such issue in Italy, using a real-life setting, including outpatients visited at allergy clinics. In 9143 patients (7873 adults and 1270 children) who were evaluated in 15 allergy clinics, investigating as well the rate of prescription of allergen immunotherapy. The present study confirms that Mediterranean climate is associated with a higher prevalence of mite allergy than continental climate. This significant difference may have an impact on allergen immunotherapy prescription, which should be more common in areas with higher prevalence of HDM allergy.
|Titolo:||The relevance of house dust mites allergy in clinical practice: the epidemiological impact on allergen immunotherapy|
LA MANTIA, Ignazio [Investigation]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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