Exposure to foodborne and orofecal microbes versus airborne viruses in relation to atopy and allergic asthma: epidemiological study.

@article{Matricardi2000ExposureTF,
  title={Exposure to foodborne and orofecal microbes versus airborne viruses in relation to atopy and allergic asthma: epidemiological study.},
  author={Paolo Maria Matricardi and Francesco Rosmini and Silvia Riondino and Monica Fortini and Luigina Ferrigno and Maria Rapicetta and Sergio Bonini},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={320 7232},
  pages={412-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate if markers of exposure to foodborne and orofecal microbes versus airborne viruses are associated with atopy and respiratory allergies. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. PARTICIPANTS 240 atopic cases and 240 non-atopic controls from a population sample of 1659 participants, all Italian male cadets aged 17-24. SETTING Air force school in Caserta, Italy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Serology for Toxoplasma gondii, Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis A virus, measles… CONTINUE READING
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