ANIMAL ALLERGY AMONG HUSBANDRY PERSONNEL IN RIYADH

Muhammad Al- Maneea, Saad Al Juhaim, Omar Al- hatlan, Omar Kujan, Bassel Tarakji, Saleh Azzegahiby, Ibrahim Azzegahiby, Richard KH Wyse, Mohammed W Al Rabia, Faris QB Alenzi

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Background: The importance of specific animal allergy in immuno-pathology of asthma and atopic diseases remained to be defined. Methods: We measured total and specific IgE. Western blotting of some allergens was also characterised. Result: There was a significant elevation of IgE in 3 persons among 15 samples collected. Western blotting showed common husbandry allergens from 3 sources that have common allergenicity. Conclusion: Exposure to animal products exacerbates allergic asthma in adults, suggesting that preventive measures should be taken to reduce their sensitivity.

Keywords: Animal Allergy, IgE, RAST, Asthma

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