Early childhood infections and immunisation and the development of allergic disease in particular asthma in a high-risk cohort: A prospective study of allergy-prone children from birth to six years
Jennifer A Thomson, Constance Widjaja, Abbi AP Darmaputra, Adrian Lowe, Melanie C Matheson, Catherine M Bennett, Katrina Allen, Michael J Abramson, Cliff Hosking, David Hill, Shyamali C Dharmage
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology | WILEY | Published : 2010
MACS was initially supported by Nestle Australia, while the Asthma Foundation of Victoria supported the 10-yr follow-up. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Mercy Hospital for Women. We acknowledge the assistance of Christine Axelrad, RN Mercy Hospital for Women and Anne Balloch MSc, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne for data collection and management. Shyamali Dharmage, Melanie Matheson, Adrian Lowe and Katie Allen are supported by the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia. All authors declare that there are no competing interests and therefore have nothing to declare. The Corresponding Author has the right to grant on behalf of all authors and does grant on behalf of all authors, an exclusive licence.