Table 4.

Skin Prick Test Results Done at 8 Months After Hospitalization for Wheezing as Predictors of Asthma at the Age of 4 Years

Skin Test ReactivityAsthma+
(n = 45)
Asthma
(n = 44)
P*
N(%)N (%)
Food allergens 8 (18)3 (7)
Egg white 5 2
Cows milk 4 2
Fish 7 0.0049
Wheat 4 0
Indoor allergens18 (40)0 (0).00000
Cat 13 0.00009
Dog 11 0.00038
D farinae 0 0
D pteronyssimus 2 0
Outdoor allergens§ 6 (13)1 (2)
Birch 6 1
Timothy grass 0 0
Mugwort 0 0
Any21 (47)3 (7).00002
  • * Only significant differences between the patients with and without asthma are shown.

  • At least one reaction to food allergens.

  • At least one reaction to indoor allergens.

  • § At least one reaction to outdoor allergens.