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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-13

Personal And Family History Of Atopy In Children With Atopic Dermatitis In North India

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Sandipan Dhar

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Personal and/or family history of atopy are evaluated in 130 children, 83 boys and 47 girls, with atopic dermatitis (AD) in the age group of 3 months to 1.5 years, with mean age 2.2 + 1.93 years at onset of AD. The data have been compared with those obtained from 130 age and sex matched controls. Personal history of atopy available in 24 (18.5%) patients: 16 (12.3%) having allergic rhinitis (AR), 6 (4.7%) bronchial asthma (BA) and 2 (1.5%) with both AR and BA. The corresponding figure in control is 7 (5.4%). Both personal and family history of atopy are present in 10 (7.7%) patients and 2 (1.5%) controls. Family history of atopy is present in 52 (40%) patients, 28 (53.9%) having BA, 10 (19.2%) each with AR and AD, 3 (5.8%) with both BA and AD and 1 (1.9%) with AR and AD. The corresponding figure in control is 16 (12.3%). In 52 patients, 72 of family members were affected – 7 (9.7%) in first generation, 32 (44.4%) in second generation and 33 (45.9%) in third generation. None of the patients had both parents affected.

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