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A prospective study of the association between home gas appliance use during infancy and subsequent dust mite sensitization and lung function in childhood

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terence; Kemp, Andrew; Couper, David; Cochrane, Jennifer; Carmichael, Allan

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Background: Home gas appliance use has been associated with child respiratory illness but prospective data on the relationship between infant exposure and the development of child allergic disease has not been readily available. Objectives: (a) To determine if home gas appliance use is associated with increased risk of house dust mite (HDM) sensitization. (b) To examine whether any association between current home gas use and airway obstruction is influenced by HDM sensitization. Methods:...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/90822
Source: Clinical and Experimental Allergy
DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2222.2001.01163.x

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