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vol 6. no 3. September 2001  

 Original articles
Allergy incidence among children hospitalized with acute laryngitis
Anna Zakrzewska, Danuta Gryczyńska, Michał Krawczyński

The aim of the study was to assess allergy incidence in children with recurrent laryngitis. The analysis was based on 1994-1998 data. Overall, 169 children, 124 boys and 45 girls were hospitalised due to laryngitis-related dyspnoea. There were 14% children with epiglottic and 86% with subglottic laryngitis. Among 169 children, 45 experienced multiple episodes of laryngitis, whereas the first episode of laryngitis was noted in 124 study children. Detailed interview and allergological examination was performed in all study subjects. There were 26 cases that is 14% with airway allergic diseases (allergic rhinitis or allergic rhinitis and asthma). Allergy cases were present exclusively in children with subglottic laryngitis. In children with recurrent laryngitis there were 11, that is 25% incidence of allergy, whereas in children with only one episode of laryngitis, the allergy was present in 15, that is 14% of subjects. The difference between groups was not significant. The subsequent allergological examination was based on questionnaires sent to parents. This analysis was conducted 2.5 years after initial hospitalisation in children with recurrent laryngitis only. Allergy symptoms were found in 26% of children, whose parents responded to the questionnaire inquires.
In conclusion, the results did not indicate significant increase of allergy disease incidence among children with recurrent laryngitis.
Alergia Astma Immunologia, 2001, 6(3), 155-158

keywords: ostre zapalenie krtani, choroby alergiczne, dzieci, acute laryngitis, allergic disorders, children

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