The role of indoor allergens in the development of asthma.

@article{Gaffin2009TheRO,
  title={The role of indoor allergens in the development of asthma.},
  author={Jonathan M. Gaffin and Wanda Phipatanakul},
  journal={Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={128-35}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Asthma prevalence has markedly increased over the past 30 years. Although atopy and exposure to environmental allergens are known to exacerbate asthma, recent literature supports a causal role of indoor allergens in disease development. RECENT FINDINGS High-risk birth cohorts continue to point to atopy as the main risk factor for developing asthma. Exposure to perennial allergens has also been linked to the development of asthma, though with less consistency. Intervention at… CONTINUE READING
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