Suplement do nr-u 2/2003
Rozwój choroby alergicznej u dzieci
Evolution of allergic disease in children
Wojciech Kątski1, Maria Rymgayłło-Kątska2,
1II Klinika Okulistyki Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Kierownik: dr hab. med. Marek Gerkowicz
2Klinika Patologii Noworodków,
Niemowląt i Kardiologii Akademii Medycznej w Lublinie
Kierownik: prof. dr hab. med. Hanna Chrząstek-Spruch
Summary: Allergic diseases affect about 25% of population, including 14% of children below 3 years of age. The frequency of these disorders is larger in people suffering from atopy. These patients have congenital predisposition to excessive production of IgE antibodies. Allergic disease affects multiple internal and external organs: digestive system, skin, bronchia, nose, ears and eyes. "Allergic march" is observed in children, which means different organ manifestations of atopy in certain children's age. Allergic eye disorders are observed in early childhood. These are: perennial allergic disease (PAC), seasonal allergic disease (SAC), vernal keratoconjunctivits (VKC), atopic keratoconjunctivits (AKC), and giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
Keywords: atopy, "allergic march", allergic conjunctivitis in children.