The protective effect of rural life on mite sensitization disappears among urban migrants in the South of Vietnam.

Last updated on 10-1-2023 by Dominique Pierre

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BACKGROUND: Rapid urbanization combined with rural migration to urban areas in southern Vietnam could be risk factors for allergen sensitization, contributing to chronic respiratory diseases (CRD). We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of mite sensitization and its relation to house dust characteristics among rural and urban native and migrating populations with CRD. METHODS: Rural (n = 19) and urban (n = 46) dwellings were defined on the basis of a home typology. Controls were western Belgian houses (n = 14). Besides the house characteristics, both endotoxin …

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