Measles and atopy in Guinea-Bissau.

  title={Measles and atopy in Guinea-Bissau.},
  author={S O Shaheen and Peter Aaby and Andrew J Hall and David J. P. Barker and Ch. Heyes and Alistair W Shiell and Assane Goudiaby},
  volume={347 9018},
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have led to speculation that infections in early childhood may prevent allergic sensitisation but evidence to support this hypothesis is lacking. We investigated whether measles infection protects against the development of atopy in children of Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. METHODS We conducted a historical cohort study in Bandim, a semi-rural district of Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. 395 young adults, first surveyed in 1978-80 aged 0-6 years, were… CONTINUE READING
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