Acta Médica Peruana
ISSN 1728-5917 versión on-line
CARRION OJEDA, Carlos, GALVEZ QUIROZ, Flor, MORALES DE LA CRUZ, José et al. Determinación de la prevalencia de conjuntivitis alérgica infantil en ocho escuelas primarias del Cono Sur de Lima, Perú. Acta méd. peruana, jul./set. 2010, vol.27, no.3, p.163-167. ISSN 1728-5917.
Introduction: In Lima with a population of almost three million children it has been not reported until now child allergy prevalence studies. Objectives: To determine the current epidemiological characteristics of children’s eye allergy in the poor elementary students in South of Lima. We took significant sample to students from 8 primary schools in three districts in the South of Lima, with 120,000 children. Material and method: A cross-sectional and observational study was made, assessed and considered, on-site at each school 2,011 elementary students. For the calculation of samples we use Excel 2003 and for analysis we use SPSS 15.0. Results: With an increase in the frequency of eye allergy that increases with age. Eye allergy is more correlated with the blepharitis and the chalazion. Conclusions: The prevalence of eye allergy 16.3% is moderate in the primary school population of Lima South, the eye allergy behavior is rising as advances school age (Y = 0.0305 X=0.0638); It could be related to a longer exposure to allergens, as well as the lifestyle of the teenage pre peculiarities.
Palabras llave: Allergy and immunology; conjunctivitis allergic.
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