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Table 1 Demographics of the study subjects

From: Rhinosinusitis derived Staphylococcal enterotoxin B plays a possible role in pathogenesis of food allergy

Groups   CRS FA CRS-FA Healthy
Sex Female 17 13 26 12
  male 16 13 20 13
Age Range 22~43 17~46 16~55 20~22
  Average 24.6 ± 5.2 28.6 ± 3.9 25.8 ± 4.8 20.3 ± 0.3
FA history (years) Range No 0.8~11 0.5~11 No
  Average No 3.1 ± 2.6 3.3 ± 2.1 No
CRS history Range 2.5~11 No 2.2~18 No
  Average 6.3 ± 2.4 No 5.4 ± 1.7 No
Other allergy   No No 8 with AD No
Previous FESS   No No No No
Polyposis   8 0 18 0
hyperplastic sinusitis   6 0 12 0
Serum total IgE (pg/ml)   76.9 ± 21.8 699.3 ± 85.2* 765.2 ± 94.3* 55.6 ± 15.4
  1. *, p < 0.05, compared with healthy group. FA: food allergy. CRS: chronic rhinosinusitis. AD: atopic dermatitis. FESS: functional endoscopic sinus surgery.