Prevalence of infant atopy among kindergarten children in Kerman (1997) and value of dryness of skin in diagnosis of patients

Shamsoddini, S. and Nasiri Kashani, M. and Anjam Shoa, A. (1998) Prevalence of infant atopy among kindergarten children in Kerman (1997) and value of dryness of skin in diagnosis of patients. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 2.

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Abstract

History and Objectives: Due to various prevalence rates of atopy and uncertain procedure of definition and its determination and in order to determine its prevalence among kindergarten children of Kerman, the present study is carried out in November of 1997. Materials and Methods: A descriptive study is carried out on 524 children selected by random sampling (Multistage) on the basis of U.K. Working Party's. Prevalence of disease and confidence of interval is determined. Ability of signs of skin dryness on the diagnosis of atopy eczema is determined. Results: Of 524 children (289 males and 235 females) atopy prevalence was 7.25 and the prevalence among male and female cases were 8.3 and 6 percent respectively. Atopy along with other signs especially skin diseases, sensitivity towards medication, different seasons and food is determined. Sensitivity and specificity of signs of skin dryness in diagnosis of atopy is determined. Conclusion: Similar studies at various parts of the country are recommended and analytical studies are proposed in order to pinpoint the underlying causes of the disease. In addition, determination of golden sign for diagnosis of disease is also recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 16:38
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:03
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2469

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