Yıl 2018, Cilt 4, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 399 - 404 2018-10-04

The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis

Fevzi Solmaz [1] , Oğuzhan Dikici [2] , Davut Akduman [3] , Mehmet Haksever [4] , İsmail Necati Hakyemez [5] , Muhammed Yanılmaz [6]

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Objective: Elevated levels of serum IgE and eosinophilia are the indicators of atopy and intestinal parasitic infections. We evaluated the effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (enterobiasis) on blood eosinophil count and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis.

Methods: A total of 110 patients diagnosed with allergic rhinitis (with symptoms of rhinorrhea, itchy nose and nasal congestion) consisting of 41 (37.27%) males and 69 (62.73%) females were examined. Forty-one (37.27%) patients with enterobiasis were selected as the study group. The remaining 69 (62.73%) patients accepted as the control group.

Results: In the study group the mean serum total IgE level and mean serum eosinophil count were 393.10 ± 159.83 IU/mL and 0.56 ± 0.04 103/mL, respectively. In the control group the mean serum total IgE level and mean serum eosinophil count were 236.91 ± 63.55 IU/mL and 0.37 ± 0.12 103/mL, respectively. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant for serum total IgE levels (p < 0.05) but not for serum eosinophil count (p > 0.05). The correlation coefficients between serum total IgE level and eosinophil count were statistically insignificant (p > 0.05).

Conclusions: More comprehensive and long-term placebo-controlled studies should be performed in order to find the answer to the question of whether helminth infections play a role in allergic disease. 

Enterobius vermicularis infection; allergic rhinitis; serum IgE level; serum eosinophil count.
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Yazar: Fevzi Solmaz
Kurum: Health Science University, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital,Department of Otolaryngology
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Oğuzhan Dikici
Kurum: Health Science University, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital,Department of Otolaryngology
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Davut Akduman
Kurum: Duzce University, Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Mehmet Haksever
Kurum: Health Science University, Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital,Department of Otolaryngology
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: İsmail Necati Hakyemez
Kurum: Bezmialem University Hospital, Infection Disease Department
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Muhammed Yanılmaz
Kurum: Bezmialem University Hospital, Department of Otolaryngology
Ülke: Turkey


Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { eurj344495, journal = {The European Research Journal}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-3189}, address = {Sağlık Araştırmaları ve Stratejileri Derneği}, year = {2018}, volume = {4}, pages = {399 - 404}, doi = {10.18621/eurj.344495}, title = {The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis}, key = {cite}, author = {Hakyemez, İsmail Necati and Dikici, Oğuzhan and Yanılmaz, Muhammed and Haksever, Mehmet and Solmaz, Fevzi and Akduman, Davut} }
APA Solmaz, F , Dikici, O , Akduman, D , Haksever, M , Hakyemez, İ , Yanılmaz, M . (2018). The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis. The European Research Journal, 4 (4), 399-404. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.344495
MLA Solmaz, F , Dikici, O , Akduman, D , Haksever, M , Hakyemez, İ , Yanılmaz, M . "The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 399-404 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/32988/344495>
Chicago Solmaz, F , Dikici, O , Akduman, D , Haksever, M , Hakyemez, İ , Yanılmaz, M . "The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 399-404
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ISNAD Solmaz, Fevzi , Dikici, Oğuzhan , Akduman, Davut , Haksever, Mehmet , Hakyemez, İsmail Necati , Yanılmaz, Muhammed . "The effect of Enterobius vermicularis infection (oxyuriasis) on eosinophil and IgE levels in allergic rhinitis". The European Research Journal 4 / 4 (Ekim 2018): 399-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.18621/eurj.344495