Infections, medication use, and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in childhood.


Cohet, C; Cheng, S; MacDonald, C; Baker, M; Foliaki, S; Huntington, N; Douwes, J; Pearce, N; (2004) Infections, medication use, and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in childhood. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 58 (10). pp. 852-7. ISSN 0143-005X DOI: 10.1136/jech.2003.019182

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Abstract

The "hygiene hypothesis" postulates that infections during infancy may protect against asthma and atopy. There is also some evidence that antibiotic and/or paracetamol use may increase the risk of asthma.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Medical Statistics
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 15365112
Web of Science ID: 223830100012
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1482

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