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Table 2 Allergological findings of the 10 patients with CIC

From: Clinical experience with low-dose itraconazole in chronic idiopathic cough

Case   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fungal culture   BM, An Can, Af, BM Can BM BM none Af, BM BM, An BM Af, An
Eo. In sputum   0% 5% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Skin tests            
Aspergillus imme 4x4 3x3 2x2/0x0 0x0/0x0 5x6 2x2/0x0 0x0/0x0 2x2/0x0 4x4 4x4
  late 4x4 4x4 2x3   5x6 3x3 0x0/0x0 5x5 0x0 3x3
Alternaria imme 2x2 3x3 4x4 0x0/0x0 2x2 3x3/0x0 0x0/0x0 0x0/3x3 5x5 ND
Candida imme 5x5 10x10/22x22 0x0/0x0 12x12/16x14 9x10/40x31 4x4/0x0 8x8/28x30 0x0/3x3 ND ND
  late 4x4 9x6 5x5   6x6 3x3/8x8 10x10 0x0/3x3   
B.adusta imme 5x6/25x25 4x4/0x0 6x6/0x0 0x0/12x8 0x0/10x8 2x2/0x0 6x6/26x24 0x0/6x6 6x6/16x18 0x0/10x10
  late 5x5 4x4/10x8 9x8 7x7/10x10 15x14 7x7 15x15 10x10 4x5 4x4
S. commune imme 0x0/0x0 2x2/0x0 5x5/0x0 0x0/0x0 4x4 4x4/0x0 0x0/0x0 0x0/0x0 4x4 4x9
  late 0x0/9x9 8x5 8x7 0x0/0x0 7x6 3x3 10x10 3x3 9x9 9x9
Specific IgE            
House-dust   1.86 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Mite   2.69 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Aspergillus   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.4 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Alternaria   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Cladosporium   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Penicillium   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Candida   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 7.05 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
Trichophyton   0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34> 0.34>
LST   negative positive positive positive positive negative positive positive ND ND
  1. Eo.= eosinophil.
  2. BM; basidiomycetous fungi, Can; Candida, Af; Aspergillus fumigatus, An; Aspergillus niger.
  3. imme; immediate phase response, late; late phase response.
  4. LST; lymphocyte stimulation tests, ND; not done.