The frequency of asymptomatic atopy and relationship to latent tuberculosis in health workers


Yilmaz I., Akcay S., Tusrkkan O., Bozkurt B.

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.11, no.1, pp.43-48, 2013 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-48
  • Keywords: Atopy, asymptomatic atopy, tuberculin, skin test, latent tuberculosis, smoking, BRONCHIAL HYPERRESPONSIVENESS, INVERSE ASSOCIATION, ASTHMA, RESPONSES, RHINITIS, SMOKING, MYCOBACTERIA, POPULATION, PREVALENCE, INFECTION
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: In recent decades, the prevalence of atopic diseases has risen. Genetic factors and environmental factors are accused for this increase. The studies examining risk factors for asymptomatic atopy are limited, although many studies have investigated environmental risk factors in atopic diseases. The aim of study, to determine the prevalence of atopic sensitization among asymptomatic health workers and to examine the effects of active smoking and latent tuberculosis for atopic sensitization.