Allergy, asthma and markers of infections among Albanian migrants to Southern Italy.

  title={Allergy, asthma and markers of infections among Albanian migrants to Southern Italy.},
  author={Maria Teresa Ventura and G Munno and F Giannoccaro and F Accettura and Maria M C Chironna and Raffael Lama and Mehmet Hoxha and Valentina Panetta and Luigina Ferrigno and Francesco Rosmini and Paolo Maria Matricardi and Salvatore Barbuti and Alfred Priftanji and Sergio Bonini and Alfredo Tursi},
  volume={59 6},
BACKGROUND Studies of immigrants represent an useful tool to determine the relative relevance of environmental vs genetic factors in causing the reported rapid increase of the prevalence of sensitization and allergic diseases. METHODS A total of 152 Albanian migrants to Southern Italy responded to a questionnaire based on the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) and 139 of them underwent skin prick test, and 61 serological assays for total IgE and IgG antibodies against… CONTINUE READING


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