A population-based study of animal component sensitization, asthma, and rhinitis in schoolchildren.

@article{Bjerg2015APS,
  title={A population-based study of animal component sensitization, asthma, and rhinitis in schoolchildren.},
  author={Anders Munch Bjerg and Anna Winberg and Malin Berthold and Lars {\AA}. Mattsson and Magnus P Borres and Eva 5 R{\"o}nmark},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={557-63}
}
BACKGROUND Animal sensitization is a major determinant of asthma in children. Component-resolved studies of unselected pediatric populations are lacking. The aim was to describe sensitization to animal components and the association with asthma and rhinitis in animal-sensitized schoolchildren. METHODS A random sample of 696 children (11-12 years) from a Swedish population-based cohort was tested for sensitization to cat, dog, and horse dander using ImmunoCAP. Sera from animal-sensitized… CONTINUE READING