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Acetaminophen use and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in children.
Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Jun; 5(2):63-7.IJ

Abstract

Allergic diseases are frequent in children and their prevalence and severity differ in the different regions of the world. A number of studies have been performed to determine the factors which are effective in the incidence of these diseases. One of the drugs that might have a role in incidence or intensity of the symptoms of allergic diseases is Acetaminophen. In our survey conducted with standardized method (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood), 3000 children 6-7 years old and 3000 teenagers 13-14 years old were questioned regarding asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema. The prevalence of ever wheezing in the children of 6-7 years old who took acetaminophen in the first year of their life was 11.3%, which is more than other group (Odds Ratio=1.54, 95% Confidence Interval: 1-2.38, P=0.049) and the prevalence of ever wheezing in older age group who have taken acetaminophen at least once in a month was 25.1% which is more than those taken less acetaminophen (OR=1.7, 95%CI=1.43-2.04, P=0.000). Moreover taking more acetaminophen during past 12 months led to more prevalence of night dry coughs and the symptoms of rhinitis in children 6-7 years old and eczema and rhinitis symptoms in the 13-14 years old. Our findings suggest that taking more acetaminophen may be associated with increasing allergic symptoms in children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University Of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran. mehrankarimi1@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17237578

Citation

Karimi, Mehran, et al. "Acetaminophen Use and the Symptoms of Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Eczema in Children." Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, vol. 5, no. 2, 2006, pp. 63-7.
Karimi M, Mirzaei M, Ahmadieh MH. Acetaminophen use and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in children. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006;5(2):63-7.
Karimi, M., Mirzaei, M., & Ahmadieh, M. H. (2006). Acetaminophen use and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in children. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 5(2), 63-7.
Karimi M, Mirzaei M, Ahmadieh MH. Acetaminophen Use and the Symptoms of Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis and Eczema in Children. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006;5(2):63-7. PubMed PMID: 17237578.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acetaminophen use and the symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in children. AU - Karimi,Mehran, AU - Mirzaei,Mohsen, AU - Ahmadieh,Mohammad Hossein, PY - 2007/1/24/pubmed PY - 2007/10/12/medline PY - 2007/1/24/entrez SP - 63 EP - 7 JF - Iranian journal of allergy, asthma, and immunology JO - Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol VL - 5 IS - 2 N2 - Allergic diseases are frequent in children and their prevalence and severity differ in the different regions of the world. A number of studies have been performed to determine the factors which are effective in the incidence of these diseases. One of the drugs that might have a role in incidence or intensity of the symptoms of allergic diseases is Acetaminophen. In our survey conducted with standardized method (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood), 3000 children 6-7 years old and 3000 teenagers 13-14 years old were questioned regarding asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema. The prevalence of ever wheezing in the children of 6-7 years old who took acetaminophen in the first year of their life was 11.3%, which is more than other group (Odds Ratio=1.54, 95% Confidence Interval: 1-2.38, P=0.049) and the prevalence of ever wheezing in older age group who have taken acetaminophen at least once in a month was 25.1% which is more than those taken less acetaminophen (OR=1.7, 95%CI=1.43-2.04, P=0.000). Moreover taking more acetaminophen during past 12 months led to more prevalence of night dry coughs and the symptoms of rhinitis in children 6-7 years old and eczema and rhinitis symptoms in the 13-14 years old. Our findings suggest that taking more acetaminophen may be associated with increasing allergic symptoms in children. SN - 1735-1502 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17237578/Acetaminophen_use_and_the_symptoms_of_asthma_allergic_rhinitis_and_eczema_in_children_ L2 - http://ijaai.tums.ac.ir/index.php/ijaai/article/view/135 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -