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Changes in prevalence of asthma and allergy in Swedish school children over almost three decades and factors reducing risk of allergy

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Title: Changes in prevalence of asthma and allergy in Swedish school children over almost three decades and factors reducing risk of allergy
Authors: Hicke-Roberts, Anna
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2021
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Clinical Sciences. Department of Pediatrics
Parts of work: I. Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis continued to increase in Swedish children up to 2007, but asthma and eczema levelled off from 1991. Hicke-Roberts A, Åberg N, Wennergren G, Hesselmar B. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Jan;106(1):75-80. Epub 2016 May 20

II. Allergy in children in hand versus machine dishwashing. Hesselmar B, Hicke-Roberts A, Wennergren G. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar;135(3):e590-7.

III. Pet-keeping in early life reduces the risk of allergy in a dose-dependent fashion. Hesselmar B, Hicke-Roberts A, Lundell AC, Adlerberth I, Rudin A, Saalman R, Wennergren G, Wold AE. PLoS One. 2018 Dec 19;13(12):e0208472. eCollection 2018

IV. Late introduction of solids into infants' diets may increase the risk of food allergy development. Hicke-Roberts A, Wennergren G, Hesselmar B. BMC Pediatr. 2020 Jun 3;20(1):273.

Date of Defence: 2021-10-08
Disputation: Fredagen den 8 oktober, kl.9.00, Hörsal Tallen, Drottning Silvias barn-och ungdomssjukhus, Rondvägen 10, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: allergi
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Abstract: ABSTRACT Background: Asthma and allergy are one of the most common chronic diseases among children. The prevalence of allergic diseases increased dramatically during the last decades of the twentieth century. The reason behind this increase is still not fully understood. Aim: The aim of the thesis was to investigate changes over time in the prevalence of asthma and allergy in two Swedish towns, and to identify protective and risk factors for allergy development. Methods: Data were obtained fr... more
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