Allergies to Mice May Trigger Asthma
Allergies to Mice May Trigger Asthma

Article from the Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2000

Allergies to Mice May Trigger Asthma

Researchers have long known that allergies to cockroaches, cats and dogs can trigger or exacerbate asthma attacks. New research suggests that allergies to mice are nearly as important as those to cockroaches.

Dr. Robert Wood and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins University studied 608 homes of asthmatic children in eight cities. They reported in the December Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that 95% of the homes had mouse allergens in at least one room. They also found that 18% of children living in the homes were allergic to mice and that those children tended to have more severe asthma.

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