Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 417–420

Animal allergens

  • Megan Elizabeth Partridge
  • Robert Wood

DOI: 10.1007/s11882-005-0016-x

Cite this article as:
Partridge, M.E. & Wood, R. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2005) 5: 417. doi:10.1007/s11882-005-0016-x


Animal allergen exposure in early childhood and its relationship to the development of atopic disease is a subject that has been evolving rapidly. Recently, several well-designed studies have helped elucidate previous, often conflicting findings on this topic. In addition, results from studies on farm-animal exposure have added strength to data on early dog and cat exposure. In this paper, we review several recent studies that have helped clarify the relationship between early animal-allergen exposure and childhood atopic disease.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan Elizabeth Partridge
    • 1
  • Robert Wood
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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