Predictors of cat allergen (Fel d 1) in house dust of German homes with/without cats.

@article{Fahlbusch2002PredictorsOC,
  title={Predictors of cat allergen (Fel d 1) in house dust of German homes with/without cats.},
  author={B{\"a}rbel Fahlbusch and Ulrike Gehring and Kai Richter and H Erich Wichmann and Joachim Heinrich},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={12-20}
}
BACKGROUND Exposure to cat allergen is a major risk factor for sensitization and the development of asthma in many parts of the world. The study was designed to examine the levels of cat allergen (Fel d 1) in homes of two German cities and to detennine predictors of Fel d 1 exposure. METHODS We collected dust samples from 405 randomly selected homes in Hamburg (n = 201) and Erfurt (n = 204). In each apartment dust samples were taken from living room floor (LR), bedroom floor (BR), and… CONTINUE READING

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