Bronchial asthma among children and teenagers in Vinnitsa region: incidence and clinical features
Questionnaire-based study of 7784 enrolled participants aged from 3 to 27 years allowed us to define the mean incidence and clinical features of bronchial asthma (BA) among children and teenagers in Vinnitsa Region (4532 children, 3252 teenagers). We confirmed BA in 343 participants, which amounted to 4.41% of the total surveyed. Among all participants with confirmed BA prevailed asthma running a light course. The causative allergenes sensitization spectrum did not reliably differ between all age groups. Domestic allergens appeared to be the dominant cause of sensitization (in 87,7% of cases).