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Relationship between left-handedness and allergic symptomatology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9130088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Handedness and health parameters were assessed in 70 infants. Video recordings were employed for handedness analysis. The infants' growth and health were periodically followed up from birth and information was retrieved from medical records. A significant association between left-handedness and allergy score was found (P < .05). Age (P < .02) and sex (P < .01) appear to be significant covariates. It appears that the possible association between left-handedness and immune-based diseases among adults applies to infants as well. A possible biologic marker for allergy should be incorporated in future research.
E Tirosh; M M Stein; J Harel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-06     Completed Date:  1997-08-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hannah Khoushy Child Development Center, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Functional Laterality*
Hypersensitivity / immunology*
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Sex Factors

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