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Poor sanitation and helminth infection protect against skin sensitization in Vietnamese children: A cross-sectional study.

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BACKGROUND: Geohelminth infection and poor hygiene may be protective against allergic sensitization. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether current helminth infection is associated with a reduced prevalence of allergen skin test sensitization in a Southeast Asian population of children with a high prevalence of hookworm infection. METHODS: A total of 1742 Vietnamese schoolchildren were invited to take part in a cross-sectional survey. Allergen skin sensitization to house dust mites (Dermatophagoide...

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10.1016/j.jaci.2006.08.035

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Journal:
The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Volume:
118
Issue:
6
Pages:
1305-1311
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1097-6825
ISSN:
0091-6749
URN:
uuid:7cf4f46e-ac1a-4648-8715-31b7c0724394
Source identifiers:
33698
Local pid:
pubs:33698

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