National prevalence and exposure risk for mouse allergen in US households.

  title={National prevalence and exposure risk for mouse allergen in US households.},
  author={Richard D. Cohn and Samuel J. Arbes and Ming Yin and Renee Jaramillo and Darryl C. Zeldin},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={113 6},
BACKGROUND Exposure to mouse allergen is a known cause of asthma in occupational settings and exhibits high prevalence and association with allergic sensitization in inner-city home environments. It has never been characterized on a nationally representative scale. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to characterize mouse allergen prevalence in a representative sample of US homes and to assess risk factors for increased concentrations. METHODS Allergen, questionnaire, and observational data… CONTINUE READING

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