Maternal allergen exposure as a risk factor for childhood asthma.

@article{Prescott2006MaternalAE,
  title={Maternal allergen exposure as a risk factor for childhood asthma.},
  author={Susan L. Prescott},
  journal={Current allergy and asthma reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={
          75-80
        }
}
The role of early allergen exposure has been a central focus in the effort to curtail the rising rates of allergic disease. Exposures in pregnancy have been of interest because the first signs of disease are often seen in early infancy. However, so far, strategies to avoid or reduce allergen exposure in pregnancy have had disappointing results in reducing disease. Although there is growing evidence that the fetus is exposed to allergens, this appears to be physiologic and not a risk factor for… CONTINUE READING
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