TABLE 1.

Clinical data and frequencies of PDC and MDC in nasal mucosae of patients with or without allergy, treatment with corticosteroid medication, and/or current infection of the upper airwaya

GroupPatientPatient characteristicbFrequency (%) of:
Age (yr)AllergySteroidsInfectionPDCMDC
13440.9ND
9631.10.4
13350.30.4
14370.30.3
16180.60.9
19450.70.7
25660.20.4
27210.10.2
29410.1ND
30400.10.3
37540.20.4
40430.20.2
41420.60.6
42550.10.3
43390.20.5
45420.20.2
46350.20.1
47670.10.0
49380.20.1
56380.60.3
57260.30.3
58440.30.8
63610.20.3
2220+0.0ND
864+ (seasonal)0.20.3
1047+ (seasonal)0.1ND
1120+ (seasonal)0.10.2
1740+ (perennial)0.00.2
1833+0.10.3
2036+ (seasonal)0.10.5
2161+ (perennial)0.00.3
2213+ (perennial)0.20.2
3137+ (seasonal 1)0.20.2
3325+0.10.5
3445+0.30.3
3817+ (seasonal)0.20.3
3944+ (seasonal)0.10.3
4437+ (seasonal 1)0.10.4
5035+ (seasonal)0.20.2
5420+ (perennial)0.10.1
5543+ (perennial)0.00.0
6522+ (seasonal)0.10.5
3438+ (insect venom)+0.0ND
523+0.0ND
627+0.00.1
2325+0.00.1
3255+0.10.2
3624+0.10.2
4845+0.10.1
5349+0.10.0
6133+ (seasonal)+0.10.3
6241+0.00.1
6424+0.10.2
6618+0.00.0
42423+2.21.4
2828+ (seasonal)+0.51.6
3569ND++0.90.3
5163+1.21.7
5235+4.22.9
5931+1.51.3
6041+2.01.3
6737+1.21.0
  • a ND, not determined.

  • b The presence of allergy, use of corticosteroid medication, and/or current infection of the upper airway is indicated. Seasonal 1, one specific seasonal allergy.