According to a study published in the January issue of the journal International Pediatrics.
Masafumi Zaitsu, MD, Ph.D., from the National Hospital Foundation Ureshino Medical Center in Japan, and colleagues evaluated the prevalence of allergic diseases in elementary school-age children with developmental disorder by class and gender. The analysis included 446 elementary school students in the lower grades and 312 in the upper grades.
The researchers found that the prevalence of allergic diseases was significantly higher in lower grade boys and girls with developmental disorders compared with those without developmental disorders (odds ratio). are 3.22 and 3.87 for boys and girls, respectively). Similar results were observed for senior boys with the developmental disorder compared with those without (OR, 3.46).
In lower grade children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) correlates with asthma (adjusted OR, 3.72), while autism spectrum disorder correlated with atopic dermatitis (adjusted OR, 4.26). For children in upper grades, ADHD correlated with atopic dermatitis (adjusted OR, 5.06).
Masafumi Zaitsu et al., Developmental disorders in schoolchildren associated with allergic disease, International Pediatrics (2022). DOI: 10.1111/ped.15358
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