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Presence of atopy increases the risk of asthma relapse
  1. Laurel Teoh1,2,
  2. Ian M Mackay3,4,
  3. Peter P Van Asperen5,6,
  4. Jason P Acworth7,
  5. Mark Hurwitz8,
  6. John W Upham9,
  7. Weng Hou Siew3,
  8. Claire Y T Wang3,4,
  9. Theo P Sloots3,4,
  10. Teresa Neeman10,
  11. Anne B Chang2,4,11
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  2. 2 Child Health Division, Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
  3. 3 Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  4. 4 Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  5. 5 Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
  6. 6 Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  7. 7 Emergency Medicine Department, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  8. 8 Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  9. 9 School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  10. 10 Statistical Consulting Unit, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  11. 11 Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Department, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Laurel Teoh, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Canberra, ACT 2606, Australia; laurelteoh{at}yahoo.com.au

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  • Contributors LT contributed to the conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, and writing of the manuscript. PPVA, JPA and MH contributed to the conception and design, supervision and revision of the manuscript. WHS and CYTW contributed to the acquisition of data. IMM and TPS contributed to the acquisition of data and revision of the manuscript. JWU contributed to the interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. TN contributed to the analysis and interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. ABC contributed to the conception and design, supervision, interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding Asthma Foundation of Queensland (LT, ABC).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee and the Royal Children’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee, Brisbane.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Presented at A component of this manuscript has been presented at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting in 2014.

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  • Contributors LT contributed to the conception and design, acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data, and writing of the manuscript. PPVA, JPA and MH contributed to the conception and design, supervision and revision of the manuscript. WHS and CYTW contributed to the acquisition of data. IMM and TPS contributed to the acquisition of data and revision of the manuscript. JWU contributed to the interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. TN contributed to the analysis and interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. ABC contributed to the conception and design, supervision, interpretation of data and revision of the manuscript. All authors approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding Asthma Foundation of Queensland (LT, ABC).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval ACT Health Human Research Ethics Committee and the Royal Children’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee, Brisbane.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Presented at A component of this manuscript has been presented at the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting in 2014.

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