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Genetic and environmental contributions to hay fever among young adult twins.

Authors
  • Thomsen, Simon Francis
  • Ulrik, Charlotte Suppli
  • Kyvik, Kirsten Ohm
  • von Bornemann Hjelmborg, Jacob
  • Skadhauge, Lars Rauff
  • Steffensen, Ida
  • Backer, Vibeke
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiratory Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2006
Volume
100
Issue
12
Pages
2177–2182
Identifiers
PMID: 16650971
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The susceptibility to develop hay fever is attributable to major genetic influences. However, effects of family environment and upbringing are also of importance in families where asthma is present. These results indicate that different sub-forms of hay fever may have different aetiologies.

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