Fungal levels in the home and lower respiratory tract illnesses in the first year of life.

@article{Stark2003FungalLI,
  title={Fungal levels in the home and lower respiratory tract illnesses in the first year of life.},
  author={Paul C. Stark and Harriet A. Burge and Louise M.. Ryan and Donald K. Milton and Diane R. Gold},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={232-7}
}
The association between home dampness and lower respiratory symptoms in children has been well documented. Whether fungal exposures contribute to this association is uncertain. In a prospective birth cohort of 499 children of parents with asthma/allergies, we examined in-home fungal concentrations as predictors of lower respiratory illnesses (LRI) (croup, pneumonia, bronchitis, and bronchiolitis) in the first year. In multivariate analyses, we found a significant increased relative risk (RR… CONTINUE READING
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