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Asthma, rhinitis, and eczema often co-occur in children but they are considered and treated as different independent diseases. In a study published in Allergy, researchers from CREAL, an ISGlobal allied center, assessed co-occurrence of childhood asthma, rhinitis, and eczema.
In this study, led by Judith Garcia-Aymerich, CREAL researcher, more than 17,000 children at 4 years and more than 14,500 at 8 years were included from seven European-population-based birth cohorts, as part of the MeDALL Project, coordinated by Josep Maria Antó, researcher and director of CREAL.
At each age period, children were grouped according to the distribution of 23 variables covering symptoms "ever" and "in the last 12 months", doctor diagnosis, age of onset, treatments of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema, weight, and height.
Garcia-Aymerich J et. al. Phenotyping asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in MeDALL population-based birth cohorts: an allergic comorbidity cluster. Allergy. 2015 Apr 30. doi: 10.1111/all.12640. [Epub ahead of print]