Negative association of Enterobius infestation with asthma and rhinitis in primary school children in Taipei.

@article{Huang2002NegativeAO,
  title={Negative association of Enterobius infestation with asthma and rhinitis in primary school children in Taipei.},
  author={S L Huang and P-F Tsai and Y-F Yeh},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1029-32}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between allergy and parasites has been controversial, especially in non-tropical countries. Enterobius vermicularis (human pinworm) is the most prevalent intestinal parasite in industrialized countries. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between pinworm infestation and allergy in primary school children. METHOD Peri-anal tape test for pinworm is routinely performed in Taipei primary schools. We collected data from school records and questionnaires distributed… CONTINUE READING