Season of the first trimester of pregnancy predicts sensitisation to food allergens in childhood: a population-based cohort study from Finland.

@article{Pyrhnen2012SeasonOT,
  title={Season of the first trimester of pregnancy predicts sensitisation to food allergens in childhood: a population-based cohort study from Finland.},
  author={K Pyrh{\"o}nen and Esa L{\"a}{\"a}r{\"a} and Liisa A Hiltunen and Minna Kaila and Timo T. Hugg and Simo N{\"a}yh{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={49-56}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the season of birth or season of the early phase of gestation is associated with sensitisation to food allergens in children, with special reference to mothers' pollen exposure in spring. DESIGN A population-based cohort study linking information from a questionnaire survey to allergy tests performed on the target population and regional pollen counts. POPULATION Children born in 2001-6 who were resident in the province of South Karelia, Finland, at the time of… CONTINUE READING