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  • 1 Medical University Lübeck Department of Social Medicine Beckergrube 43-47 23552 Lübeck Germany
  • | 2 Technical University Department of Dermatology and Allergy, am Biederstein, and Division of Environmental Dermatology and Allergology, GSF Munich Germany
  • | 3 Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich GSF, National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Institute of Epidemiology, Neuherberg, and Institute of Medical Data Processing, Biometrics and Epidemiology Germany
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The study of allergies in creatures living together without being relatives can help us understand the impact of environmental influences. We tested the association of allergies in humans and their pets. A nested unmatched case-control study was performed in a random sample of 4261 inhabitants, aged 25–74 years, of the City of Augsburg, Germany and two adjacent counties. Using standardised computer-assisted face-to-face interviews, we determined and compared the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed atopic diseases (hay fever, asthma, atopic dermatitis) in the study subjects and veterinarian-diagnosed allergies in their pets. Pets were kept in 48.0% of the households (cats 26.1%, dogs 20.1%, rodents 9.7%) and a veterinarian had diagnosed an allergy in 3.9% (cats 3.3%, dogs 4.7%, rodents 1.2%). Atopic diseases were diagnosed in 20.2% of the study subjects (asthma 6.1%, hay fever 13.7%, atopic dermatitis 5.1%). After adjustment for age, sex, parental predisposition and social status a significant association between hay fever in the study subjects and allergies in their pets was observed [odds ratio (OR) 1.74, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.01–2.97]. This association was more pronounced when investigating dogs only (OR 2.76, 95% CI 1.32–5.77) where in addition an association with the overall prevalence of atopic diseases in the study subjects reached significance (OR 2.31, 95% CI 1.16–4.58). We conclude that there is indication for a concomitant occurrence of allergies in humans and pets. Shared environmental factors are the most likely explanation.

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  • Tibor NÉMETH (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Zsuzsanna NEOGRÁDY (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Alessandra PELAGALLI (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy)
  • Kurt PFISTER (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Munich, Germany)
  • László SOLTI (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • József SZABÓ (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Péter VAJDOVICH (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • János VARGA (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Štefan VILČEK (University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Kosice, Slovak Republic)
  • Károly VÖRÖS (University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)
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2020  
Total Cites 987
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Journal
Impact Factor
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Citable 49
Items
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Reviews
Scimago 33
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2019  
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WoS
798
Impact Factor 0,991
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without
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5 Year
Impact Factor
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Index
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Scimago
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Scopus
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Scopus
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