The Significance of Ambrosia in Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma in Israel

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Arnon Goldberg, Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2012
Last updated: October 6, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

Ambrosia is known for its allergenicity in the USA causing hay fever and asthma. Israel has always been considered "clean" of Ambrosia but over the past years growth of Ambrosia plants has been detected in several locations in Israel.

In the proposed study, patients referred for routine allergic evaluation will also be skin tested with Ambrosia allergens, in addition to their regular prick skin tests with all other airborne allergens.

Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Atopic Dermatitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: April 2015
Study Completion Date: April 2015
Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients refered for allergic evaluation

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis or atopic dermatitis who undergo prick skin tests with airborne allergens
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01686048

Arnon Goldberg, M.D., Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Meir Medical Center
Kfar-Saba, Israel, 44281
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Arnon Goldberg, Head, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Unit, Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01686048     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Ambrosia 
Study First Received: September 12, 2012
Last Updated: October 6, 2015
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
Dermatitis, Atopic
Rhinitis, Allergic
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Nose Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Skin Diseases, Genetic processed this record on May 26, 2016