The hygiene theory: fact or fiction?

@article{Sheikh2004TheHT,
  title={The hygiene theory: fact or fiction?},
  author={A. Sheikh and D. Strachan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={232-236}
}
  • A. Sheikh, D. Strachan
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Purpose of reviewThe “hygiene hypothesis” offers a potentially credible and parsimonious explanation for the increasing prevalence of allergy noted in many westernized populations. The authors review recent evidence both for and against this hypothesis. Recent findingsA strong body of epidemiologic evidence indicates that the original observations, namely of a birth order effect and increased risk of atopic disorders in those born into small, affluent households, are robust findings. Improved… Expand
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