METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study that included patients attending the allergy clinic with symptoms of rhinitis (34.18% male and 65.81% female, mean age 31-45 years). In all cases, allergic clinical history and skin prick tests were performed. For demographic data, concomitant diseases and allergic symptoms, frequency tables were used for nominal variables.
RESULTS: Of 1528 patients who were seen at the allergy clinic, 313 patients had rhintics allergy for 20.48%. The skin tests showed a greater sensitivity to the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus with 42.49% in relation to the rest of the aeroallergens. 19.82% were associated with asthma, 12.10% with bronchial hyperreactivity.
CONCLUSIONS:: 20.48% of patients suffer from Allergic Rhinitis. Higher incidence in children under 15 years of age in males. Patients are more sensitive to the mite Dermatophagoides Pteronisino. Of the patients with allergic rhinitis 60% are associated with allergic conjunctivitis and 30% with bronchial asthma