TITLE

Environmental Factors and Asthma

AUTHOR(S)
Turner, Steve
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Current Medical Literature: Allergy;2003, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
11787473

 

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