The role of cockroach allergens in asthma

@article{Arruda2001TheRO,
  title={The role of cockroach allergens in asthma},
  author={Luisa Karla Arruda and Martin D. Chapman},
  journal={Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={14-19}
}
Cockroach allergy has been recognized as an important cause of asthma. Cockroach asthma has been described as a more severe disease, associated with perennial symptoms and high levels of total IgE. Cockroaches produce several allergens that induce sensitization, and exposure to high levels of cockroach allergens in the home is a major risk factor for symptoms in sensitized individuals. Previously identified allergens from Blattella germanica and Periplaneta americana, the most important… Expand
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