Relative scarcity of asthma and atopy among rural adolescents raised on a farm.

@article{Ernst2000RelativeSO,
  title={Relative scarcity of asthma and atopy among rural adolescents raised on a farm.},
  author={Pierre Ernst and Yvon Cormier},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={161 5},
  pages={1563-6}
}
We determined the prevalence of markers of atopy and asthma among 1, 199 rural secondary school students ages 12 to 19 yr. Subjects identified as having been raised on a farm and half as many subjects without regular exposure to a farming environment from the same school class completed a respiratory symptom questionnaire and underwent allergy skin tests and a methacholine bronchoprovocation test. Current wheeze, airways hyperresponsiveness (AHR), and skin test positivity to inhaled allergens… CONTINUE READING

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