Prevalence of allergic conjuctivitis in allergic population in northern greece

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Abstract

Purpose

A retrospective study on the prevalence of conjunctivitis and the commonest allergens in Northern Greece.

Methods

From the archives of an outpatient unit in Thessaloniki-Greece, the patients with conjunctivitis were evaluated. The patients underwent skin prick tests (SPTs) according to current guidelines. The patients were divided into 4 groups: Group A : Patients with conjunctivitis alone, Group B: patients with asthma and conjunctivitis, Group C: patients with rhinitis and conjunctivitis, Group D: patients with all three co-morbidities.

Results

49 out of 1239 allergic patients had only conjunctivitis, 102 conjunctivitis and asthma, 117 conjunctivitis and rhinitis and 229 all three co-morbidities.

Conclusion

In the Northern Greek population allergic conjunctivitis is common. There was no significant statistical difference between men and women in the aforementioned groups.

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