The interaction between mother and fetus and the development of allergic asthma.

@article{Wark2014TheIB,
  title={The interaction between mother and fetus and the development of allergic asthma.},
  author={Peter A. B. Wark and Vanessa Murphy and Joerg Mattes},
  journal={Expert review of respiratory medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
The rising prevalence of asthma and atopic disease in industrialized countries in the last 50 years has raised important questions about how and why the disease develops in susceptible populations. Most asthma begins in childhood in association with allergic sensitization and the development of a TH2 phenotype. It is recognized that asthma arises in the context of a complex interaction between genetic factors and the evolving immune system of the infant and the environment to which it is… CONTINUE READING