In utero Programming of Allergic Susceptibility.

  title={In utero Programming of Allergic Susceptibility.},
  author={Jessica A Grieger and Vicki L Clifton and Astrud R. Tuck and A L Wooldridge and Sarah A Robertson and Kathryn L Gatford},
  journal={International archives of allergy and immunology},
  volume={169 2},
BACKGROUND Around 30-40% of the world's population will experience allergy, the most common and earliest-onset noncommunicable disease. With a steady rise in the incidence of allergic disease over recent decades, up to 18% of children will suffer a respiratory, food or skin allergy before their 18th birthday. There is compelling evidence that the risk of developing allergy is influenced by early life events and particularly in utero exposures. METHODS A comprehensive literature review was… CONTINUE READING