Relevance of allergens from cats and dogs to asthma in the northernmost province of Sweden: schools as a major site of exposure.

@article{Perzanowski1999RelevanceOA,
  title={Relevance of allergens from cats and dogs to asthma in the northernmost province of Sweden: schools as a major site of exposure.},
  author={Matthew S. Perzanowski and Eva R{\"o}nmark and B. Nold and Bo Lundb{\"a}ck and Thomas A Platts-Mills},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={1018-24}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of asthma in the northernmost region of Sweden has been estimated at 6% to 8% in spite of the very dry climate. The causes of the increase in asthma are not clear, but conditions are unfavorable for dust mite growth, and domestic animals are thought to be the primary source of indoor allergens. OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the relationship between asthma, exposure, and sensitization in Northern Sweden, with a focus on the role of schools. METHODS Serum was… CONTINUE READING

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