Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2006;49(6):643-647.
Published online June 15, 2006.
Correlation of inhalant MAST on chronically coughing children
Jung Min Yun, Eui Jung Roh, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Choen, Kyoung Og Ko, Young Hyuk Lee
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea
만성 기침을 하는 소아에서 호흡기 증상과 inhalant MAST의 연관성
윤정민, 노의정, 임재우, 천은정, 고경옥, 이영혁
건양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Eun Jung Choen, Email: kcm1000@kyuh.co.kr
Abstract
Purpose
: Recently, incidences of chronic cough with allergic disease have been increased. The identification of specific allergens for chronically coughing children is significant for diagnosis, proper treatment and prevention. The aim of this study was to identify significant contributors for sensitization in chronically coughing children.
Methods
: A total of 106 children, aged 1-6 years, visiting for chronic cough(>3 weeks), were tested for inhalant multiple allergosorbent assay(MAST), eosinophil count and total IgE. Parents completed a questionnaire on past history of atopy(infantile eczema) and bronchiolitis, family history of allergy, breastfeeding, smoking, pets and floor coverings at home.
Results
: Significant contributors for sensitization were : age(4-6 years), infantile eczema, positive family history of allergy and smoking by family.
Conclusion
: We were able to identify significant contributors for sensitization in chronically coughing children.
Key Words: Chronic cough , Inhalant MAST


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