The environmental influence on childhood asthma.

  title={The environmental influence on childhood asthma.},
  author={Bengt Bj{\"o}rkst{\'e}n},
  volume={54 Suppl 49},
The pathogenesis of allergy depends on the interaction between the time and amount of allergen exposure and the presence of nonspecific "adjuvant" factors in genetically susceptible individuals. There seems to be a period in early life during which the individual is particularly susceptible to sensitization, and there are variations in susceptibility over time. Allergens are almost ubiquitous, but the relative importance of the individual allergens varies between regions. In many temperate… CONTINUE READING