Mice are top inner city asthma driver

Posted: 10/10/2013

From MedPage Today:

Although cockroaches have long been considered the key driver of high asthma rates in inner cities, mouse allergens correlated better with asthma severity and outcomes, a study of Baltimore children showed.

Whereas children in Baltimore with asthma were equally exposed to the two critters based on bedroom floor dust, sensitization to cockroach was only associated with acute care visits and bronchodilator reversibility, Elizabeth C. Matsui, MD, MHS, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and colleagues found. Read more.