Table 5.

Current Skin Test Reactivity in Children With and Without Asthma 3 Years After Hospitalization for Wheezing in Early Childhood

Skin Test ReactivityAsthma+
(n = 45)
Asthma
(n = 44)
P*
n(%)n (%)
Indoor allergens27 (60)4 (9).00000
Cat 25 0.00000
Dog 20 2.00002
D farinae 1 1
D pteronyssimus 2 1
Horse 9 0.0026
Cow 6 1
Outdoor allergens16 (36)5 (11).0072
Birch 13 4.022
Timothy grass 8 1.031
Mugwort 0 0
Common alder 12 4.039
Meadow grass 5 2
Cladosporium 1 0
Herbarum
Any28 (62)8 (19).00004
  • * Only significant differences between the patients with and without asthma are shown.

  • At least one reaction to indoor allergens.

  • At least one reaction to outdoor allergens.