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Author Yazdanbakhsh, Maria ♦ Peter G. Kremsner., Z. ♦ Ree, Ronald
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Hygiene Hypothesis ♦ Compass Review Allergy ♦ Allergic Disease ♦ Urban Area ♦ Bacterialandv Ral Towardtl11 ♦ Significant Increase ♦ Ex Ample ♦ Increased Exposure ♦ Urban Germany Tilan ♦ Tilese Observation ♦ Rural Village ♦ Tile Prevalence ♦ Aller Gen ♦ Little Consistent Evidence ♦ Vironmental Factor ♦ Tile Number ♦ Obvious Risk Factor ♦ Clear Difference ♦ I1lion People ♦ Rural Ba Varia ♦ Urban Living
Abstract by putinto the(;onteXtof the and T hetper2(TH2) that bacterialandv~ral towardTl11,whIch jn theoveraltmi(;robialburdenwil.re inweakTH1 imprinting andun!estrained There has been a significant increase in tIle prevalence of allergic diseases over the past 2 to 3 decades. Currently, more than 130 m:i1lion people suffer from asthma, and tIle numbers are increasing (1); nevertheless, tIlere is a considerably lower prevalence of allergic diseases in developing countries (2). There are also clear differences in the prevalence of allergies between rural and urban areas within one country. For ex- ample, in Ethiopia, asthma is more prevalent in urban areas tIlan in rural villages (3), and asthma is more common in residents of urban Germany tIlan in farmers living in rural Ba- varia (4). To explain tIlese observations, en- vironmental factors associated witIl more in- dustrialized and urban living have been stud- ied intensively, but there is little consistent evidence to suggest that obvious risk factors, such as increased exposure to indoor aller- gens, pollution, or changes in diet and breast-
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