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Influence of poverty and infection on asthma in Latin America.

Cooper, Philip, Rodrigues, Laura C. and Barreto, Mauricio L. (2012) 'Influence of poverty and infection on asthma in Latin America.'. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol 12, Issue 2, pp. 171-178.

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Most childhood asthma in Latin America is nonatopic for which important risk factors are those of poverty including poor hygiene (i.e. dirt), poor diet and obesity and psychosocial stress. There is evidence that exposures to infections in early childhood reduce atopy but not asthma. Research is needed to identify causes of nonatopic asthma that may be suitable for primary prevention or other public health intervention strategies for asthma in Latin America.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WF Respiratory System > WF 100 General works
WS Pediatrics > Child Care. Nutrition. Physical Examination > WS 130 In childhood
WS Pediatrics > Diseases of Children and Adolescents > By System > WS 280 Respiratory system
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Group
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Depositing User: Mary Creegan
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 12:55
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04


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