Atopy Prophylaxis in High-Risk Infants

Prospective 5-Year Follow-Up Study of Children with Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding and Solid Food Elimination
  • Merja Kajosaari
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 310)


Prophylaxis of atopic diseases has been a topic of interest for several years. The expression of allergic illness results from an interrelationship between the atopic genetic constitution and the encountered environment. In early life, infants and young children are exposed to a range of environmental allergens that may stimulate a local or systemic immune response1. Children with positive family history for atopy may develop allergic symptoms2,3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Merja Kajosaari
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  1. 1.Children’s Hospital University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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