Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.

@article{Lombardi2010EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pet exposure in the first year of life on respiratory and allergic symptoms in 7-yr-old children. The SIDRIA-2 study.},
  author={Enrico Lombardi and Marzia Simoni and Stefania La Grutta and Giovanni Viegi and Luigi Bisanti and Elisabetta Chellini and Valerio Dell'orco and Enrica Migliore and Maria Grazia Petronio and Riccardo Pistelli and Franca Rusconi and Piersante Sestini and Francesco Forastiere and Claudia Galassi},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 2 Pt 1},
  pages={268-76}
}
The effects of pet exposure on the development of respiratory symptoms have recently been the matter of vivid discussion. Our objective was to determine the effects of exposure to cat or dog in the first year of life on subsequent respiratory/allergic symptoms in children in a large Italian multicentre study. As part of the SIDRIA-2 Study (Studi Italiani sui Disturbi Respiratori dell'Infanzia e l'Ambiente 2002), the parents of 20016 children (median age 7 yr) provided information on indoor… CONTINUE READING

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