Effect of endotoxin and allergens on neonatal lung function and infancy respiratory symptoms and eczema

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 04/09/2012

Mattress dust endotoxin was associated with a significant increase in neonatal respiratory compliance and a non–significant decrease in neonatal airway resistance. There were no associations between allergen exposure and neonatal lung function and respiratory symptoms. Environmental exposure to endotoxin may have an important role in the development of lung function.

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