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Table 1 Clinical features of children with allergic rhinitis and asthma (N = 89)

From: 5th Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM)

Median age (upper quartile, lower quartile) 7.5 years (5.5, 9)
Symptoms
 Nasal discharge 57 (72%)
 Sneezing 83 (93%)
 Nasal obstruction 70 (78%)
 Nasal itching 56 (63%)
Watery itchy eyes
Diagnosis: aeroallergen sensitisation
 SPT done 68 (76%)
 1 or more positive SPT 60 (88%)
 Specific IgE done 45 (50%)
 SPT or specific IgE done 76 (85%)
Classification of AR
Intermittent 29 (33%)
 Mild 20 (69%)
 Moderate-severe 9 (31%)
Persistent 60 (67%)
 Mild 28 (47%)
 Moderate-severe 32 (53%)
Asthma management (GINA stage)
 Stage 1 3 (4%)
 Stage 2 24 (27%)
 Stage 3 43 (48%)
 Stage 4/5 18 (20%)
Leukotriene receptor antagonist 65 (73%)
AR treatment
 No treatment 20 (23%)
 Intermittent treatment 55 (61%)
 Regular treatment 14 (16%)
  1. HDM house dust mite, SPT skin prick test, IgE immunoglobulin E, AR allergic rhinitis