Analysis of the short-term effect of pollen and spore exposure on allergy medication sales

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Allergic rhinitis takes a heavy toll in Belgium. Pollen is an important trigger but fungal spores might also influence the onset of symptoms. The purpose of this study was to assess the health impact of these aeroallergens based on their repercussion on allergy medication sales in the Brussels-Capital Region. Methods: The relationship between daily changes in pollen and spore concentrations and daily changes in reimbursable systemic antihistamine sales has been investigated with times series analysis. 8 pollen and 2 spore species were tested for different age and gender categories. A genera…

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