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Animal Allergy in Korean Veterinary Researcher

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02866864
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 15, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 3, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sang Min Lee, Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Brief Summary:

The investigators will evaluate sensitization to animal allergens and allergic symptom during contacting animal allergens in Korean veterinary researchers who attend their annual conference.

The investigators will compare sensitization to animal allergen and other clinical and occupational factors between subjects who suffer from allergic symptom during contacting animal and those who do not.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Rhinitis, Allergic Asthma Dermatitis, Atopic Urticaria Other: Animal allergy + Other: Animal allergy -

Detailed Description:

The investigators will visit annual conference of Korean veterinary researchers.

After informed consent, Korean veterinary researchers who attend their conference and agree to enrollment into this study will be asked to respond to questionnaires regarding their gender, age, underlying allergic diseases, family history of allergic diseases, occupation and it's duration, contact animal and contact duration. Subjects will also be requested to report allergic symptom, causal animal and situation of contact including veterinary service, animal experiment, pet ownership, and ingestion if subjects suffer from allergic symptom when subjects contact animal.

Then, subjects will also be asked to undergo skin prick test for animal allergens including chicken feather and ten mammal epithelia as well as cow's milk, and hen's egg, four fish flesh and seven animal meats.

subjects will be divided into two group, subjects who suffer from allergic symptom during contacting animal and those who do not. Between two groups, sensitization to animal allergens as well as other demographic and occupational factors including gender, age, underlying allergic diseases, family history of allergic diseases, occupation and it's duration, contact animal and contact duration will be compared.


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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 135 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Sensitization to Animal Allergens and Allergic Symptoms During Exposure to Animal Allergens in Korean Veterinary Researcher
Actual Study Start Date : August 24, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 26, 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : September 1, 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Allergy

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Subjects with animal allergy
Subjects who suffer from allergic symptom during contact with animal
Other: Animal allergy +
Allergic symptom occurs when subject contact animal

Subjects without animal allergy
Subjects who do not suffer from allergic symptom during contact with animal
Other: Animal allergy -
Allergic symptom does not occur when subject contact animal




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Skin reactivity to animal allergen in skin prick test [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Mean diameter of wheal for animal allergen in skin prick test


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Underlying allergic disease [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Underlying allergic disease including allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, food and drug allergy

  2. Family history of allergic disease [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Family history of allergic disease including allergic rhinitis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, food and drug allergy

  3. Occupation [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Type of occupation including veterinary service and veterinary experiment

  4. Duration of occupation [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Duration of occupation (year)

  5. Contact animal [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Kinds of animals that subjects contact

  6. Contact time [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Duration of animal contact (hour/day)

  7. Causal animal [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Animal that provokes allergic symptom when subject contact it

  8. Contact situation [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Situation including veterinary service, veterinary research, ingestion and pet ownership in which subject contact animal that provokes allergic symptom

  9. Allergic symptom during contacting animal [ Time Frame: on the day of survey (day 1) ]
    Allergic symptom including itchy eyes, nose and skin, rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, dyspnea, wheezing, cough, sputum, chest pain or discomfort, urticaria, rash, and angioedema when subject contact animal



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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Korean Veterinary Researcher
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Veterinary researchers attending their annual conference

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Veterinary researchers who receive medication including antihistamine (H1 and H2 blocker), systemic glucocorticosteroid which can effect on the result of skin prick test
  • Veterinary researchers who do not want to participate in this study

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Locations
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Korea, Republic of
Gachon University Gil Medical Center
Incheon, Korea, Republic of, 405-760
Sponsors and Collaborators
Gachon University Gil Medical Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Sang Min Lee, MD, PhD Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Publications of Results:
Other Publications:
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Responsible Party: Sang Min Lee, Assistant professor, Gachon University Gil Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02866864     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GachonUGilMC
First Posted: August 15, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 3, 2017
Last Verified: March 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: Individual participant will be informed of results of questionnaires and skin prick test immediately after they complete questionnaires and skin prick test

Keywords provided by Sang Min Lee, Gachon University Gil Medical Center:
Allergen
Veterinary
Allergy
Animals

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dermatitis
Rhinitis
Urticaria
Rhinitis, Allergic
Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Skin Diseases, Vascular
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous