Allergy to house dust mite in childhood asthma

August 1978
British Medical Journal;8/26/1978, Vol. 2 Issue 6137, p589
Academic Journal
Investigates the allergy to house dust mite in childhood asthma. Major allergen responsible for house dust mite asthma; Approaches in avoiding exposure to the allergen and hyposensitization; Treatment of asthma provoked by exposure to house dust mites.


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