Family history, dust mite exposure in early childhood, and risk for pediatric atopy and asthma.

@article{Johnson2004FamilyHD,
  title={Family history, dust mite exposure in early childhood, and risk for pediatric atopy and asthma.},
  author={Christine Cole Johnson and Dennis R Ownby and Suzanne L. Havstad and Edward L. Peterson},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 1},
  pages={105-10}
}
BACKGROUND Dust mite allergen exposure is considered a major determinant of sensitization to these allergens during childhood and a risk factor for pediatric asthma. OBJECTIVE By using a birth cohort in a setting with a substantial burden of dust mite allergen, we evaluated exposure and risk for outcomes related to allergy and asthma. METHODS We collected dust from the bedrooms of 428 children born from 1987 to 1989 and measured Der f 1 and Der p 1 (microg/g dust, combined). Follow-up at 6… CONTINUE READING

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