|Aneta Krogulska, Krystyna Wąsowska-Królikowska|
Klinika Gastroenterologii i Alergologii Dziecięcej Instytutu Pediatrii Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi, ul. Sporna 36/50, 91-738 Łódź
In the context of increasing frequency of allergic diseases around the world and decrease of the occurrence of infectious diseases, numerous studies on the possible correlation between these conditions are conducted. These studies may improve our knowledge on the ethiopathogenesis of allergic diseases, and thus enhance the development of new preventive methods. In this paper we present literature review on the role of numerous microorganisms on the induction of allergy, and on the protection against the development of allergy. The role of intestinal microflora on the formation of atopic phenotype in the neonatal period has been described. We discuss the importance of such microorganisms as: RSV virus, Rhinovirus, measles virus, mumps virus, HbA, M. tuberculosis, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia and others. Discrepancies in the results of studies do not allow for unequivocal conclusions, however it seems that limiting contact with some microorganisms may enhance the development of allergy.
Alergia Astma Immunologia, 2002, 8(2), 73-78
keywords: alergia, choroby zakaźne, infekcje, allergy, infectious diseases, infections
pages: from 73 to 78
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