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Skin Test Reactivity to Aeroallergens in Jamaicans: Relationship to Asthma

Although skin prick test reactivity to house dust mite is more common in Jamaican adults and children, it is reactivity to cockroach which is significantly associated with asthma in adults.


Background: Asthma causes significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. It is thus important to identify modifiable risk factors.

Objectives: To undertake a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of skin test reactivity to aeroallergens in Jamaican children and adults and the relationship of the diagnosis of asthma to the pattern of skin test positivity.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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