Perceived stress and risk of adult-onset asthma and other atopic disorders: a longitudinal cohort study

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BACKGROUND: Psychological stress can affect airway inflammatory response to irritants and allergens, but the importance of stress in the etiology of adult-onset respiratory and dermatologic allergic disorders remains unclear. We aim to address the relationship between perceived stress and the risk of adult-onset asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and asthma/bronchitis medication. METHODS: Participants (n = 9785) from the Copenhagen City Heart Study, Denmark, free of atopic disorders at baseline in 1981-1983 were asked questions on stress intensity and frequency. They were followed for first-time asthma hospitalization in nationwide registers until 2010, with
Original languageEnglish
JournalAllergy
Volume67
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1408-1414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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