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Post Info TOPIC: Atopy + Eye Rubbing + Family history
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Date: Sat Feb 25 9:54 AM, 2006
Atopy + Eye Rubbing + Family history
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Here is the result and conclusion of the study below.


RESULTS: In the univariate associations, there was an association between keratoconus and atopy as well as eye rubbing and family history of keratoconus. However, in the multivariate analysis, only eye rubbing was still a significant predictor of keratoconus (odds ratio = 6.31 p = 0.001).


CONCLUSIONS: This study supports the hypothesis that the most significant cause of keratoconus is eye rubbing. Atopy may contribute to keratoconus but most probably via eye rubbing associated with the itch of atopy. No other variable measured was significantly associated with the aetiology of keratoconus.


 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=10906086&query_hl=14&itool=pubmed_DocSum



-- Edited by QuintriX at 03:57, 2006-02-26

-- Edited by QuintriX at 04:03, 2006-02-26

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