Perinatal cat and dog exposure and the risk of asthma and allergy in the urban environment: a systematic review of longitudinal studies

Caroline Lodge, Katrina Allen, Adrian Lowe, David Hill, Clifford Hosking, Michael Abramson, Shyamali Dharmage

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Abstract

The literature is contradictory concerning pet exposure and the risk of development of asthma and other allergic diseases. Using longitudinal studies, we aimed to systematically review the impact of pet ownership in the critical perinatal period as a risk factor for allergies in childhood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 10
Number of pages10
JournalClinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume2012
Issue numberArticle No: 176484
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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