Environmental Factors and Asthma

Turner, Steve
November 2003
Current Medical Literature: Allergy;2003, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p65
Academic Journal
Discusses environmental agents implicated in asthma causation. Examination of the role of the house dust mite (HDM), Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus; Finding that allergic sensitization to HDM is associated with a three-fold increase in childhood asthma; Other indoor air allergens that have been implicated in triggering asthma; Enhancers' increase of the potency of secondary triggers in asthmatic individuals.


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