Asthma, rhinitis, and skin test reactivity to aeroallergens in families of asthmatic subjects in Anqing, China.

@article{Celedn2001AsthmaRA,
  title={Asthma, rhinitis, and skin test reactivity to aeroallergens in families of asthmatic subjects in Anqing, China.},
  author={Juan C Celed{\'o}n and Lyle John Palmer and Scott T. Weiss and Binyan Wang and Zhian Fang and Xinmao Xu},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={163 5},
  pages={1108-12}
}
In industrialized countries with a Western lifestyle, sensitization to perennial aeroallergens is strongly associated with asthma, whereas sensitization to seasonal aeroallergens is closely related to allergic rhinitis. Little is known, however, about the relation between skin test reactivity to aeroallergens and either asthma or rhinitis in mainland China. We studied 10,009 members of 2,544 families in Anqing (China) that were selected on the basis of physician-diagnosed asthma in at least two… CONTINUE READING

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