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Incidence of Betulaceae Pollen and Pollinosis in Zagreb, Croatia, 2002-2005

Peternel, Renata; Musić Milanović, Sanja; Hrga, Ivana; Mileta, Tatjana; Čulig, Josip
Incidence of Betulaceae Pollen and Pollinosis in Zagreb, Croatia, 2002-2005 // Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine, 14 (2007), 1; 87-91 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Incidence of Betulaceae Pollen and Pollinosis in Zagreb, Croatia, 2002-2005

Peternel, Renata ; Musić Milanović, Sanja ; Hrga, Ivana ; Mileta, Tatjana ; Čulig, Josip

Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine (1232-1966) 14 (2007), 1; 87-91

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Aerobiology; Betulaceae; pollen grains; pollen allergy; Zagreb (Croatia)

Pollen allergy is characterized by seasonal allergic manifestations affecting patients during plant pollen season. The aim of this study was to analyze the Betulaceae pollen pattern in Zagreb and to determine the incidence of sensitization to these pollen types in patients with seasonal respiratory allergy. Twenty-four-hour pollen counts were carried out using volumetric procedure. Skin prick test were performed on a total of 864 patients aged 18-80< in Zagreb between January 2 and December 31, 2004. Pollen of the representatives of the family Betulaceae accounted for a significant proportion of total pollen (34% on an average), predominated by Betula pollen and considerably lower proportion of Alnus sp. and Corylus sp. pollen. Alder and hazel pollen first occurred in the air in February throughout the study period. The highest airborne pollen concentration of these taxa was recorded in February and March. The birch pollen season generally peaked in April. Only 2.67% of patients showed birch pollen monosensitization. The proportion of patients with polysensitization to Betulaceae pollen was considerably greater (12.88%), whereas polysensitization to Betulaceae, Poaceae and Ambrosia pollen was recorded in the highest proportion of patients (26.23%). According to age, the highest and lowest rate of allergy was recorded in the 31-50 and >51 age groups, respectively (46.22% vs 23.12%). Female predominance was observed across all age groups. The patients with monosensitization to birch pollen alone had most severe symptoms in April. In the patients with poylsensitization to alder, hazel and birch pollen who developed cross-reaction, initial symptoms occurred as early as February, with abrupt exacerbation in March and April. Most severe condition was observed in the patients allergic to birch, hazel, alder, grass and Ambrosia pollen, with symptoms present throughout the year and exacerbation in spring and late summer months.

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Znanstvena područja
Biologija, Javno zdravstvo i zdravstvena zaštita


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Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo "Dr. Andrija Štampar"

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  • Scopus

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  • Polish Medical Bibliography