History of allergic disorders in common neurologic diseases in Japanese patients

J. Kira, M. Osoegawa, I. Horiuchi, H. Murai, M. Minohara, Y. Ohyagi, H. Furuya, S. Tobimatsu, K. Yamasaki, H. Ochi

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Objective - To clarify the association between past and present history of allergic disorders and neurologic diseases. Methods - The past and present history of common allergic disorders together with family history was prospectively studied in all out-patients at the Department of Neurology at Kyushu University Hospital from March 1998 to February 2000. Results - Among 3113 out-patients, 2152 (69.1%) completed a questionnaire. Myelitis showed a statistically significant increase of concomitant atopic dermatitis (P = 0.006) and concomitant and past atopic dermatitis (P = 0.014), as compared with neurologically healthy controls. Moreover, patients with lower motoneuron disease (LMND) had a statistically significant increase of past and concomitant asthma (P = 0.007). None of the other common neurologic diseases showed any increase of allergic disorders when compared with controls. Conclusions - The present study supports the significant association between allergic disorders and such spinal cord diseases as myelitis and LMND in Japanese patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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