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Atopic dermatitis, house dust mite allergy and month of birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2449000     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An analysis of the month of birth in 210 patients with atopic dermatitis and a positive prick test towards the house dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) showed a significantly higher prevalence of birth in the interval May to November when compared with the expected distribution (p less than 0.01). A subdivision of the AD patients due to the concomitant presence of asthma showed no differences as the relative risk was nearly the same in the two subgroups. This observation indicates that a consistent seasonal preference of birth in patients with atopic dermatitis only applies to the skin disease and not to coexistent asthma.
Authors:
H I Beck; H K Hagdrup
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta dermato-venereologica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-5555     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Derm. Venereol.     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-14     Completed Date:  1988-03-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370310     Medline TA:  Acta Derm Venereol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  448-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Marselisborg Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Animals
Asthma / etiology*
Child
Child, Preschool
Dermatitis, Atopic / etiology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Mites / immunology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Seasons*

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