cockroach allergy

cockroach allergy

A previously unsuspected cause, or precipitant of ASTHMA in inner-city children. In one large group of inner-city children with asthma, 36.8 per cent were found to be allergic to cockroach allergen. Research showed that more of these children were allergic to cockroaches than to house dust mite droppings or to cat dander.
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The study of cockroach allergy in Iranian children with asthma.
Kattan et al., "The role of cockroach allergy and exposure to cockroach allergen in causing morbidity among inner-city children with asthma," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Kattan et al.," The role of cockroach allergy and exposure to cockroach allergen in causing morbidity among inner-city children with asthma," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Since the insect mix included both cockroaches and ants, we cannot separate the effects of these allergens in our sample, and, in fact, ant sensitivity may have diluted the importance of cockroach allergy in terms of the manifestations of asthma or rhinitis suffered by the pertinent members of our study population.
Children and adolescents who responded the best to omalizumab had positive skin tests for cockroach allergy and high levels of cockroach allergen in their homes.
A study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found that the combination of cockroach allergy and exposure to the creatures is a major cause of asthma-related illness and hospitalizations among children living in densely populated urban areas.
"Cockroach allergy is on the rise, particularly in the inner city," says Shelly M.
Since Th2 cells are pivotal factors in allergy, Bla g 7 seems likely to play an important role in the development of cockroach allergy.
(8) There are no published studies on cockroach allergy in the Free State.