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European Respiratory Journal
A positive association has recently been reported in adult subjects between O/nonSecretor phenotype and asthma. To confirm this association, this study investigated the joint ABO/Secretor phenotype in a cohort of 165 asthmatic children. Three-hundred and sixty-two consecutive newborn infants from the same population were also studied as controls. The proportion of O/nonSecretor in asthmatic children was higher than in controls, thus confirming the association found in adults. The associationdoi:10.1183/09031936.01.99109101 pmid:11491170 fatcat:lbe3epmaojgmhengtuhfgtx6ra