Early life circumstances and atopic disorders in childhood

R M D Bernsen, J C van der Wouden, N J D Nagelkerke, J C de Jongste

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The prevalence of childhood atopic disorders has risen dramatically in the last decades of the past century. Risk factors for the development of these disorders have been studied extensively. This review focuses on the role of early life risk factors such as pre-natal development, perinatal circumstances, birth order and childhood vaccinations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-65
Number of pages8
JournalClinical and experimental allergy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Birth Order
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Fetal Development
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate/epidemiology
  • Infant
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Risk Factors
  • Vaccination

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