Febrile respiratory illnesses in infancy and atopy are risk factors for persistent asthma and wheeze

@article{Kusel2011FebrileRI,
  title={Febrile respiratory illnesses in infancy and atopy are risk factors for persistent asthma and wheeze},
  author={Merci Kusel and Tatiana Kebadze and Sebastian L. Johnston and Patrick G. Holt and Peter D. Sly},
  journal={European Respiratory Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={39},
  pages={876 - 882}
}
Severe viral respiratory illnesses and atopy are risk factors for childhood wheezing and asthma. The aim of this study was to explore associations between severe respiratory infections and atopy in early childhood with wheeze and asthma persisting into later childhood. 147 children at high atopic risk were followed from birth to age 10 yrs. Data on all respiratory infections occurring in infancy were collected prospectively and viral aetiology ascertained. Atopy was measured by skin prick tests… 
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