Cord blood mononuclear cell cytokine responses in relation to maternal house dust mite allergen exposure.

BACKGROUND Cord blood mononuclear cells have demonstrated specific immune responses to environmental allergens. OBJECTIVE To establish whether the nature of this response is related to the level of maternal antenatal exposure to house dust mite (HDM) allergen and, hence, whether antenatal allergen avoidance may have a role in the prevention of allergic… CONTINUE READING