The hygiene hypothesis and asthma

@article{Ramsey2005TheHH,
  title={The hygiene hypothesis and asthma},
  author={Clare D. Ramsey and Juan C. Celed{\'o}n},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={11},
  pages={14-20}
}
  • C. Ramsey, J. Celedón
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Purpose of review Reduced exposure to childhood infections may explain the increased prevalence of allergic diseases in industrialized countries (the hygiene hypothesis). This review will examine recent epidemiologic studies of the hygiene hypothesis and asthma. Recent findings Recent studies have confirmed previous findings of an inverse association between increased exposure to other children during childhood and either allergen sensitization or hay fever. However, there is conflicting… 
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