Results of the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study (NCICAS) environmental intervention to reduce cockroach allergen exposure in inner-city homes.

@article{Gergen1999ResultsOT,
  title={Results of the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study (NCICAS) environmental intervention to reduce cockroach allergen exposure in inner-city homes.},
  author={Peter J. Gergen and Kathleen M. Mortimer and Peyton A. Eggleston and David L. Rosenstreich and Herman Mitchell and Dennis R Ownby and Meyer Kattan and Deborah A. Baker and Elizabeth C. Wright and Raymond G. Slavin and Floyd J. Malveaux},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 3 Pt 1},
  pages={501-6}
}
BACKGROUND Cockroach allergen is important in asthma. Practical methods to reduce exposure are needed. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the effectiveness of house cleaning and professional extermination on lowering cockroach antigen levels in inner-city dwellings. METHODS As part of the National Cooperative Inner-City Asthma Study intervention, 265 of 331 families with asthmatic children who had positive skin test responses to cockroach allergen consented to a professional home extermination… CONTINUE READING
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