Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2010, Vol 8, Num, 3     (Pages: 170-179)

Allergenic airborne pollen concentrations of Chenopodiaceae/ Amaranthaceae (goosefoot/pigweed families) in Turkey

Adem BIÇAKÇI 1, Mustafa Kemal ALTUNOĞLU 1, Aycan TOSUNOĞLU 1, Ahmet AKKAYA 2, Hulusi MALYER 1, Nihat SAPAN 3,

1 Uludağ Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü, Bursa, Türkiye
2 Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Isparta, Türkiye
3 Uludağ Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Çocuk Allerji Bilim Dalı, Bursa, Türkiye

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Pollen grains of Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae family members belonging to weed taxa are one of the main causes of allergic respiratory system diseases. In this study, airborne pollen studies were carried out in Turkey, and the monthly changes in Chenopodiacea/Amaranthaceae pollen rates for 58 regions were evaluated. Within the studies, the highest Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae pollen grains were recorded on august-september, around year.

Keywords : Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, pollen, allergy