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An association between plastic mattress covers and sheepskin underbedding use in infancy and house dust mite sensitization in childhood: a prospective study

Trevillian, Leigh; Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terence; Lim, Lynette; Kemps, A; Cochrane, Jennifer; Carmichael, Allan

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Background: Higher house dust mite (HDM) allergen exposure during infancy has been associated with increased HDM sensitization. Infant bedding has been associated with the accumulation of varying levels of HDM. Prospective data on the relationship between infant bedding and the development of HDM sensitization has not been previously examined. Objectives: To determine if particular types of bedding used in infancy are associated with increased risk of house dust mite sensitization in childhood....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/88265
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2222.2003.01642.x

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