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Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii
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Disease extent and severity in patients with atopic dermatitis and food allergy

Anna Rosińska-Więckowicz
Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz

Post Dermatol Alergol 2011; XXVIII, 5: 382–388
Online publish date: 2011/11/11
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Introduction: Subjective incidence of symptoms of food allergy (FA) is very high among patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), yet standardized procedures rarely confirm IgE-dependent sensitization.

Aim : Investigation of the incidence of IgE-dependent FA and airborne allergy in AD patients. Clinical evaluation of AD patients considering the coexistence of IgE-related sensitization to environmental allergens.

Material and methods: Hundred and two patients with AD, controls: 20 patients with allergic rhinitis (AR), 20 healthy volunteers. In AD patients > 4 years skin prick tests (SPT) with airborne allergens; depending on age, SAFT, APT or SPT with food allergens. Evaluation of disease extent and severity with two scores: SCORAD and W-AZS.

Results : Symptoms of FA were reported by 68%, while IgE-dependent FA was diagnosed exclusively in children < 5 years (16% of the population); airborne allergy in 63% of the examined population. Extrinsic phenotype of AD (eAD) was observed in 71%, intrinsic (iAD) in 29%. Increased W-AZS was observed in AD patients with FA compared with the rest of the AD population (p = 0.006), eAD with airborne allergy (p = 0.041) and iAD (p = 0). Increased SCORAD was observed in AD patients with FA compared to the rest of the AD group (p = 0.005) and iAD (p = 0).

Conclusions : A significant difference was observed in the incidence of self-reported symptoms of FA between the AD group and IgE-dependent FA, while airborne allergy was observed in the majority of patients. Statistically higher scores of W-AZS and SCORAD index indicate that food allergens may play some role in the development of AD in children.

atopic dermatitis, food allergy, skin application food test, atopy patch test, skin prick tests

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