|Piotr Rapiejko, Elżbieta Weryszko-Chmielewska|
The autors present current data concerning mugwort distribution, the pollinating season and epidemiology of mugwort pollen allergy. Mugwort (Artemisia) is a widespread weed in Poland. Following grass and birch allergens, mugwort pollen allergen is one of the most common cause of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis as well as pollen asthma in our climate. The peak of mugwort pollinating season falls in late July and August. Airborne pollen concentrations reach very high values, often exceeding 400 grains per 1 cubic meter of air. Among 1245 patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis 44,9 per cent displayed mugwort pollen allergen hypersensitivity.
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