Association of pertussis and measles infections and immunizations with asthma and allergic sensitization in ISAAC Phase Two.

@article{Nagel2012AssociationOP,
  title={Association of pertussis and measles infections and immunizations with asthma and allergic sensitization in ISAAC Phase Two.},
  author={Gabriele Nagel and Gudrun Weinmayr and C Flohr and Andrea Kleiner and David P. Strachan},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={737-46}
}
BACKGROUND Pertussis and measles infection as well as vaccination have been suspected as possible mediating factors of allergic disease in childhood. METHODS Between 1995 and 2005 cross-sectional studies were performed in 29 centers in 21 countries. Parental questionnaires were used to collect information on allergic diseases and exposures. We analyzed data from 54,943 randomly selected schoolchildren aged 8-12 yr. A subgroup of 31,759 children was also skin prick tested (SPT) to common… CONTINUE READING