Longitudinal changes in atopy during a 4-year period: relation to bronchial hyperresponsiveness and respiratory symptoms in a population sample of Australian schoolchildren.

@article{Peat1990LongitudinalCI,
  title={Longitudinal changes in atopy during a 4-year period: relation to bronchial hyperresponsiveness and respiratory symptoms in a population sample of Australian schoolchildren.},
  author={J. K. Peat and Cheryl M Salome and Ann J. Woolcock},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 1 Pt 1},
  pages={65-74}
}
A total of 380 schoolchildren living in Belmont, New South Wales, a coastal town where the predominant aeroallergens are house dust mites, were studied on three occasions at 2-year intervals. At each study, atopy was measured by skin prick tests to 13 allergens, bronchial responsiveness was measured by histamine inhalation test, and respiratory illness history was assessed by a self-administered questionnaire to parents. The age of the group was 8 to 10 years at enrollment. We found that skin… CONTINUE READING