Year 2012, Volume 42, Issue 3, Pages 485 - 490 2012-03-01

Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease
Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease

Tolga KOCATÜRK [1] , Özlem KOCATÜRK [2] , Volkan DAYANIR [3] , Kayı ELİAÇIK [4]

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To investigate the necessity and efficacy of immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease. Materials and methods: The study included 57 patients with allergic eye disease who were followed by the Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Pediatrics at Adnan Menderes University Hospital. Blood and skin prick tests were carried out on 43 patients. Results: There were 38 male and 19 female patients with a mean age of 11 ± 4 years. The mean follow-up was 31 ± 3 months and 28 ± 4 months in 38 vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) and 19 perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC) patients, respectively. Immunotherapy was administered to 8 (42%) PAC patients and 4 (17%) VKC patients. Patients that received immunotherapy did not need further medical treatment for their allergies. Conclusion: A skin prick test should be considered in the clinical evaluation of an allergic eye disease, especially if it is accompanied by other allergic diseases. Immunotherapy should be considered as a possible treatment option.
To investigate the necessity and efficacy of immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease. Materials and methods: The study included 57 patients with allergic eye disease who were followed by the Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Pediatrics at Adnan Menderes University Hospital. Blood and skin prick tests were carried out on 43 patients. Results: There were 38 male and 19 female patients with a mean age of 11 ± 4 years. The mean follow-up was 31 ± 3 months and 28 ± 4 months in 38 vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) and 19 perennial allergic conjunctivitis (PAC) patients, respectively. Immunotherapy was administered to 8 (42%) PAC patients and 4 (17%) VKC patients. Patients that received immunotherapy did not need further medical treatment for their allergies. Conclusion: A skin prick test should be considered in the clinical evaluation of an allergic eye disease, especially if it is accompanied by other allergic diseases. Immunotherapy should be considered as a possible treatment option.
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Author: Tolga KOCATÜRK

Author: Özlem KOCATÜRK

Author: Volkan DAYANIR

Author: Kayı ELİAÇIK

Bibtex @ { tbtkmedical147113, journal = {Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences}, issn = {1300-0144}, eissn = {1303-6165}, address = {TUBITAK}, year = {2012}, volume = {42}, pages = {485 - 490}, doi = {}, title = {Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease}, key = {cite}, author = {KOCATÜRK, Tolga and KOCATÜRK, Özlem and DAYANIR, Volkan and ELİAÇIK, Kayı} }
APA KOCATÜRK, T , KOCATÜRK, Ö , DAYANIR, V , ELİAÇIK, K . (2012). Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease. Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences, 42 (3), 485-490. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147113
MLA KOCATÜRK, T , KOCATÜRK, Ö , DAYANIR, V , ELİAÇIK, K . "Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 485-490 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tbtkmedical/issue/12298/147113>
Chicago KOCATÜRK, T , KOCATÜRK, Ö , DAYANIR, V , ELİAÇIK, K . "Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 (2012): 485-490
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ISNAD KOCATÜRK, Tolga , KOCATÜRK, Özlem , DAYANIR, Volkan , ELİAÇIK, Kayı . "Skin prick test and immunotherapy in children with allergic eye disease". Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences 42 / 3 (March 2012): 485-490.