Research brief: Asthma caused by cockroaches

March 2005
GP: General Practitioner;3/18/2005, p5
The article reports that cockroach allergens can cause asthma. Cockroach allergens exacerbate asthma symptoms more than dust mite or pet allergens, according to the U.S. study. It involved 937 children with asthma aged 5-11 years in inner-city areas, and found that 69 per cent were sensitive to cockroach allergens. Dust mite sensitivity was found in 62 per cent of children.


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