Teen years key to allergies in children with asthma

Children with asthma see major changes in their atopy and allergic sensitisation profile when they go through puberty, data from the long-running Melbourne asthma cohort have shown.

During adolescence, children with asthma showed a decrease in eczema rates and an increase in rhinitis and allergic sensitisation, according to findings from the study of more than 400 children with asthma and wheeze.

The analysis of the profile of children recruited at the age of seven years of age, showed that between the