Prevalence of atopy in a sickle-cell anemia population

Ann Allergy. 1988 Aug;61(2):129-32.


Contrary to reports in the literature, we found no statistical difference between the prevalence of atopic disorders (asthma, hayfever, and atopic dermatitis) in patients with sickle-cell anemia and their prevalence in nonsickle-cell reference populations. We examined this issue by determining the prevalence of atopy in a sickle-cell anemia population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate / epidemiology*
  • Nigeria
  • United States