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Title: Experience of ocular symptoms among allergic rhinitis patients depending on the type of aeroallergens ispoljavanje okularnih simptoma u zavisnosti od tipova inhalatornih alergena
Authors: Veličković V.
Simović A.
Sarenac Vulovic, Tatjana
Mihailović N.
Ristić G.
Zivanovic D.
Journal: Serbian Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2015
Abstract: © 2015, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Science. All rights reserved. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of ocular symptoms and compare the demographic and clinical characteristics in AR patients depending on sensitisation to various types of aeroallergens. Allergic rhinitis is defined as an IgE-mediated inflammation of the lining of the nose that is characterized by nasal symptoms, including nasal congestion, sneezing, itching of nose and runny nose. Patients suffering from allergic rhinitis frequently experience ocular symptoms such as ocular redness, eye itching and tears. The frequency of ocular symptoms in our study population was 27.6%. No statistical significance was found in the mean ages of the patients who did or did not experience ocular symptoms p>0.05 (p=0.243). Our results indicated that there were no statistical differences (p>0.05) among the groups of allergic rhinitis patients based on experiencing nasal symptoms according to the types of aeroallergens. Our results indicated that there were significant experiences of ocular symptoms in patients who were sensitised to outdoor aeroallergens (p<0.001) and significant sensitisation to both outdoor and indoor aeroallergens (p<0.05). Experiencing the examined ocular symptoms, including ocular redness, eye itching and tears, demonstrated highly statistical significance (p<0,001) among the groups of allergic rhinitis patients who were sensitised to indoor aeroallergens and outdoor aeroallergens, and there was statistical significance (p<0.05) among the groups of allergic rhinitis patients who were sensitised to indoor aeroallergens and both types of aeroallergens (indoor and outdoor). Ocular symptoms are more common in patients who are sensitised to outdoor aeroallergens.
URI: https://scidar.kg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/9207
Type: article
DOI: 10.1515/SJECR-2015-0035
ISSN: 18208665
SCOPUS: 84950297171
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kragujevac

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