Childhood asthma and indoor aeroallergens and endotoxin in Palestine: a case-control study.

@article{ElSharif2006ChildhoodAA,
  title={Childhood asthma and indoor aeroallergens and endotoxin in Palestine: a case-control study.},
  author={Nuha A El-Sharif and Jeroen Douwes and Peter Hm Hoet and Benoit Nemery},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={241-7}
}
This study was carried out to evaluate the relationship between wheezing or sensitization and concentrations of mites, cat and dog allergens, and bacterial endotoxin in Palestine. A nested case-control involved analysis of mattress and floor dust from a 110 children's houses with reported wheezing and without wheezing. We found no consistent associations between allergen levels and either wheeze or specific atopic sensitization. Furthermore, no clear associations between mattress endotoxin… CONTINUE READING