Messages from the German Multicentre Allergy Study.

  title={Messages from the German Multicentre Allergy Study.},
  author={Renate G. Nickel and Susanne Lau and Bodo Niggemann and Christoph Gr{\"u}ber and Erika von Mutius and Sabina Illi and Michael Kulig and Ulrich Wahn},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  volume={13 Suppl 15},
Several birth cohort studies have been initiated during the past two decades to study environmental and genetic risk factors for atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic rhinitis. This article summarizes results from the German Multicentre Allergy Study (MAS), which has followed children (initially 1,314) from birth (in 1990) to the present time. The effects of immunizations, allergen exposure, early sensitization patterns as well as upper airway infections on the subsequent development of asthma… CONTINUE READING


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