Pet-keeping in early childhood and airway, nose and skin symptoms later in life.

@article{Bornehag2003PetkeepingIE,
  title={Pet-keeping in early childhood and airway, nose and skin symptoms later in life.},
  author={C. G. Bornehag and Jan Sundell and L Hagerhed and Susan Janson},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 9},
  pages={
          939-44
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is discussed whether exposure to pets during childhood is a risk or a protective factor for sensitization and allergic symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between pet-keeping at time of birth and allergic symptoms in airways, nose and skin among young children in Sweden. METHOD A questionnaire was sent to the parents of 14 077 children (1-6 years), the focus being on allergic symptoms, home environment and other background factors including pet… CONTINUE READING
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