Cypress pollen: An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy

B. Sposato, G. Liccardi, M. Russo, I. Folletti, A. Siracusa, N. Scichilone, M. T. Ventura, G. Rolla, A. Raie, M. Milanese, R. Pio, A. Pio, R. Scala, C. Pareo, C. Micucci, C. Micheletto, L. Billeri, A. Musarra, C. Cavaliere, G. AgolliS. Masieri, M. Scalese, D. Capitani

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Objectives: In this multicenter survey, we assessed the impact of sensitization to cypress in atopic patients in Italy and determined whether cypress pollen concentration changed over time. Methods: Allergists were required to collect the results of 100-200 consecutive skin prick tests (SPTs) performed during 2012. Seasonal symptoms were also recorded, as were airborne cypress pollen concentrations (data from the Italian Aerobiology Association) in 1998- 2000 and 2010-2012. Results: We examined 2258 atopic outpatients (56% females; age, 2-84 years) sensitized to at least 1 of the aeroallergens tested (Dermatophagoides species, grass, pellitory, olive, cypress, birch, Alternaria tenuis, and dog and cat dander). We found that 62.9%, 16.1%, and 32.7% of patients living in central, northern, and southern Italy, respectively, were sensitized to cypress (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Airborne pollen concentration
  • Cupressaceae
  • Cypress
  • Prevalence
  • Respiratory allergy
  • Sensitization
  • Skin prick tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Sposato, B., Liccardi, G., Russo, M., Folletti, I., Siracusa, A., Scichilone, N., ... Capitani, D. (2014). Cypress pollen: An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy. Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, 24(1), 23-28.

Cypress pollen : An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy. / Sposato, B.; Liccardi, G.; Russo, M.; Folletti, I.; Siracusa, A.; Scichilone, N.; Ventura, M. T.; Rolla, G.; Raie, A.; Milanese, M.; Pio, R.; Pio, A.; Scala, R.; Pareo, C.; Micucci, C.; Micheletto, C.; Billeri, L.; Musarra, A.; Cavaliere, C.; Agolli, G.; Masieri, S.; Scalese, M.; Capitani, D.

In: Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2014, p. 23-28.

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Sposato, B, Liccardi, G, Russo, M, Folletti, I, Siracusa, A, Scichilone, N, Ventura, MT, Rolla, G, Raie, A, Milanese, M, Pio, R, Pio, A, Scala, R, Pareo, C, Micucci, C, Micheletto, C, Billeri, L, Musarra, A, Cavaliere, C, Agolli, G, Masieri, S, Scalese, M & Capitani, D 2014, 'Cypress pollen: An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy', Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 23-28.
Sposato B, Liccardi G, Russo M, Folletti I, Siracusa A, Scichilone N et al. Cypress pollen: An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy. Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology. 2014;24(1):23-28.
Sposato, B. ; Liccardi, G. ; Russo, M. ; Folletti, I. ; Siracusa, A. ; Scichilone, N. ; Ventura, M. T. ; Rolla, G. ; Raie, A. ; Milanese, M. ; Pio, R. ; Pio, A. ; Scala, R. ; Pareo, C. ; Micucci, C. ; Micheletto, C. ; Billeri, L. ; Musarra, A. ; Cavaliere, C. ; Agolli, G. ; Masieri, S. ; Scalese, M. ; Capitani, D. / Cypress pollen : An unexpected major sensitizing agent in different regions of Italy. In: Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology. 2014 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 23-28.
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