Antenatal risk factors, cytokines and the development of atopic disease in early childhood.

@article{Chung2007AntenatalRF,
  title={Antenatal risk factors, cytokines and the development of atopic disease in early childhood.},
  author={Esther K Chung and R. L. Miller and Michael T. Wilson and Stephen J Mcgeady and Jennifer Flatow Culhane},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={F68-73}
}
Atopic diseases are complex entities influenced by an array of risk factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental allergens, antenatal exposures, infections and psychosocial factors. One proposed mechanism by which these risk factors contribute to the development of atopic disease is through changes in the production of T helper cell type 1 (Th1) and T helper cell type 2 (Th2) cytokines. The objectives of this review are to discuss antenatal exposures that are associated with… CONTINUE READING

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