Funding for this research was provided by:
Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP 9-241-3-043)
Received: 13 September 2019
Accepted: 30 July 2020
First Online: 10 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar (MRC#16150/16). All clinical investigations were conducted according to the principles expressed in the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its recent amendments. Written informed consent was obtained from all the participants in the study. Between May 2017 and May 2019, all patients referred for skin prick testing for inhaled allergens from the adult allergy and immunology clinics of the Hamad General Hospital were included.
: Not applicable.
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