Farming exposure in childhood, exposure to markers of infections and the development of atopy in rural subjects.

@article{Radon2004FarmingEI,
  title={Farming exposure in childhood, exposure to markers of infections and the development of atopy in rural subjects.},
  author={Katja Radon and Doris Windstetter and Joachim Eckart and Holger Dressel and Lorenz Leitritz and J{\"o}rg Reichert and Margareta R Schmid and Georg Praml and M Schosser and Erika von Mutius and Dennis Nowak},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 8},
  pages={1178-83}
}
BACKGROUND Within the context of the hygiene hypothesis, we aimed to study the potential association between farming-related risk factors and Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) as well as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) seropositivity. METHODS The study included questionnaire data and serum samples of 321 young adults living in a rural environment. Serum samples were analysed for specific IgE to a common panel of aeroallergens (SX1) as well as IgG against T. gondii and H. pylori. RESULTS Regular… CONTINUE READING