SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.26 issue4Quality of life in the asthmatic adolescentCompetences of integral general medicine specialists for a successful care of dementia syndrome author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


DIAZ RODRIGUEZ, Alexander; FABRE ORTIZ, Dania E.; COUTIN MARIE, Gisele  and  GONZALEZ MENDEZ, Tania. The sensitivity to environmental fungus and its relation to atopic diseases present in school children. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.4, pp.647-655. ISSN 0864-2125.

The allergic diseases and the asthma, mainly in children, are very frequent affections at world level and in Cuba. The objective of present paper was to determine the sensitization frequency to environmental fungi and its relation to atopic diseases, thus, a cross-sectional and analytical study was conducted in 100 school children aged 6 to 7 from a primary school of San Antonio de los Baños, La Habana province, from September 2006 to March, 2007. The 27 % of the selected sample suffered from asthma, the 40 % of allergic rhinitis, and the 26 % had Penicillium for the 50 % of sample. There was not a significant statistic association between the cutaneous reactivity to environmental fungi and the presence of atopic diseases and its association with the respiratory allergic disease as well as the atopic dermatitis was not significant. We conclude that the greater sensitization to anemophilic fungi was to Penicillium, although without an association with the presence of atopic diseases.

Keywords : Atopic diseases; environmental fungi.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License