Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the patients

Case no Age (years) Duration of disease (years) Monthly wheezing Night symptoms/ month β2 use per week Basal FEV1(%) Reversibility of FEV1(%) Family history of atopy Total IgE (IU/ml) Skin tests1-160
1147342–45920+960+++
2147334–66116920+++
3137233–46015+1200+++
464445–66615+880+++
51-150 137577–84412+446++
652254–6–1-165 +902++
7104346–758181122+++
853433–4–1-165 +800+++
974252–46519440+++
1063364–6–1-165 +680++
Median9.3 (3.8)4.83.34.44.5–5.55816.77/10755 (93)10/10
  • 1-150 Patient with eosinophilic infiltration.

  • 1-160 All patients were sensitive to mites.

  • 1-165 Case nos 6, 8 and 10 did not perform spirometric tests.