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The Relationship Between Allergy and Croup

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The relationship between allergy and croup is examined addressing possible associations between croup and IgE antibody production, and between croup and atopic allergic disorders irrespective of the presence or absence of IgE antibody. A case can be made for an increased association between allergy and recurrent croup. Children with croup are more likely to produce IgE antibodies than normal children without croup and there is an association between the production of IgE antibody to certain respiratory viral infections and the development of croup. There also is an increased association between croup, asthma and nonspecific bronchial hyperresponsivness associated with asthma.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 1989

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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