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Meteorological and agricultural effects on airborne Alternaria and Cladosporium spores and clinical aspects in Valladolid (Spain).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19572478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aeropalynological monitoring was carried out from 1 February 2005-31 January 2007. The total number of spores collected during the main spore season (MSS) in 2005 was 4,500 for Alternaria and 93,744 in the case of Cladosporium, whereas in 2006 values were increased (8,385 for Alternaria and 150,144 for Cladosporium), reaching the maximum concentrations on 18 July and 17 June 2006 with 344 and 5,503 spores, respectively. The influence of the main meteorological parameters on spore concentrations was studied, resulting in a positive correlation with temperature. Rainfall, relative humidity and frequency of calms obtained negative correlations in the case of Alternaria, and positive for Cladosporium, the total daily hours of sunshine having an inverse influence on them. The intra-diurnal pattern was very similar for both genera, with a greater representation towards the central hours of the day and at night. Finally, some clinical aspects for the Alternaria spore type were analyzed, with a low percentage of sensitized patients though (9.5%). Only one patient showed positive skin test reaction to Cladosporium.
Authors:
Estefanía Sánchez Reyes; David Rodríguez de la Cruz; Ma Eugenia Sanchís Merino; José Sánchez Sánchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1898-2263     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-03     Completed Date:  2009-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9500166     Medline TA:  Ann Agric Environ Med     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Hispano-Luso Agrarian Research Center (C.I.A.L.E.), University of Salamanca, Campus de Villamayor, Villamayor, Spain. fani_sanchez@usal.es
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Agriculture
Air Microbiology*
Alternaria / isolation & purification*
Child
Child, Preschool
Cladosporium / isolation & purification*
Female
Humans
Male
Meteorological Concepts
Seasons
Spain
Spores, Fungal / isolation & purification*
Temperature

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