Journal article

Childhood eczema and asthma incidence and persistence: A cohort study from childhood to middle age

John A Burgess, Shyamali C Dharmage, Graham B Byrnes, Melanie C Matheson, Lyle C Gurrin, Cathryn L Wharton, David P Johns, Michael J Abramson, John L Hopper, E Haydn Waiters

JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The association between eczema and asthma is well documented, but the temporal sequence of this association has not been closely examined. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between childhood eczema and asthma incidence from preadolescence to middle age, and between childhood eczema and asthma persisting to middle age. A further aim was to examine any effect modification by nonallergic childhood exposures on the association between childhood eczema and both childhood asthma and later life incident asthma. METHODS: Data were gathered from the 1968, 1974, and 2004 surveys of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study. Multivariable logistic regression examined the association betw..

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