Does eczema in infancy cause hay fever, asthma, or both in childhood? Insights from a novel regression model of sibling data
John L Hopper, Quang M Bui, Bircan Erbas, Melanie C Matheson, Lyle C Gurrin, John A Burgess, Adrian J Lowe, Mark A Jenkins, Michael J Abramson, E Haydn Walters, Graham G Giles, Shyamali C Dharmage
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2012
This study was conducted under the auspices of the Tasmanian Asthma Foundation, which is funded by the Department of Health Services and run by the school medical officers and school health nurses. Data entry of the 1968 baseline study was supported by the Victorian Asthma Foundation. M.C.M., A.J.L., L.C.G., S.C.D., and J.L.H. are currently supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council as a Career Development Award (CDA) Fellow, Post-doctoral Fellow, CDA Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, and Australia Fellow, respectively.Disclosure of potential conflict of interest: M. J. Abramson has received research support from Pfizer. The rest of the authors declare that they have no relevant conflicts of interest.