Early pet exposure: friend or foe?

  title={Early pet exposure: friend or foe?},
  author={Angela Simpson and Adnan Custovic},
  journal={Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={3 1},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Sensitization to pets is a risk factor for asthma and it was assumed that pet ownership was a risk factor for sensitization. Epidemiological studies failed to confirm this, some even suggesting that keeping pets decreased the risk of sensitization and asthma. In the last year, 10 studies have been published which have, at least in part, attempted to address the question. The results, however, are heterogeneous and it is still not clear how we should advise our patients on this… CONTINUE READING

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