Does eczema in infancy cause hay fever, asthma, or both in childhood? Insights from a novel regression model of sibling data
Background: The atopic march hypothesis proposes that eczema precedes the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Objective: We sought to assess the evidence for a causal effect of infantile eczema on childhood hay fever, asthma, or both. Methods: We used parental reports on infantile eczema and childhood asthma and hay fever for 3778 pairs of 7-year-olds matched to their sibling closest in age within 2 years from the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. We analyzed paired sibling data...[Show more]
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