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From: Particular characteristics of allergic symptoms in tropical environments: follow up to 24 months in the FRAAT birth cohort study

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Gene-environment interactions and the susceptibility to allergic diseases in tropical underdeveloped regions. A summary of risk factors that may influence the inception of wheezing and other allergic phenotypes in socially deprived urban areas of the tropics. Some may at first instance seem to be protective; however the rates of allergy and asthma in urbanized-areas of South America indicate the contrary.

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