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Hygiene in the Industrial World:
An Unhealthy Obsession with Cleanliness?

(Released June 2011)

  by Kathryn Mori & Carolyn Scearce  


Key Citations




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  1. Atopic dermatitis and the hygiene hypothesis revisited
    Current problems in dermatology, Vol. 41, 2011, pp. 1-34

  2. Can oral pathogens influence allergic disease?
    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, Vol. 127, No. 5, 2011, pp. 1119-1127

  3. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis of neonatal intestinal microbiota in relation to the development of asthma
    BMC microbiology, Vol. PMC3079593, No. , 2011, pp. 68-68

  4. Gender and the hygiene hypothesis
    Social science & medicine (1982), Vol. 72, No. 4, 2011, pp. 486-493

  5. Glycomarkers in parasitic infections and allergy
    Biochemical Society transactions, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2011, pp. 360-364

  6. Microbial induction of immunity, inflammation, and cancer
    Frontiers in physiology, Vol. PMC3059938, 2011, pp. 168-168

  7. The role of microbes in developmental immunologic programming
    Pediatric Research, Vol. 69, No. 6, 2011, pp. 465-472

  8. Structural and immunologic cross-reactivity among filarial and mite tropomyosin: Implications for the hygiene hypothesis
    Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 127, No. 2, Feb 2011, pp. 479-486

  9. The allergy-protective properties of Acinetobacter lwoffii F78 are imparted by its lipopolysaccharide
    Allergy, Vol. 65, No. 6, Jun 2010, pp. 690-697

  10. Asthma in late adolescence – farm childhood is protective and the prevalence increase has levelled off
    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 21, No. 5, Aug 2010, pp. 806-813

  11. Guidance for substantiating the evidence for beneficial effects of probiotics: prevention and management of allergic diseases by probiotics
    The Journal of nutrition, Vol. 140, No. 3, 2010, pp. 713S-21S

  12. Helminth infection inhibits airway allergic reaction and dendritic cells are involved in the modulation process
    Parasite immunology, Vol. 32, No. 1, Jan 2010, pp. 57-66

  13. The 'hygiene hypothesis' for autoimmune and allergic diseases: an update
    Clinical and experimental immunology, Vol. 160, No. 1, Apr 2010, pp. 1-9

  14. The hygiene hypothesis revisited: role of materno-fetal interactions
    Current allergy and asthma reports, Vol. 10, No. 6, 2010, pp. 444-452

  15. The hygiene hypothesis: an evolutionary perspective
    Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2010, pp. 421-427

  16. Hygiene hypothesis: wanted—dead or alive
    International journal of epidemiology, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2010, pp. 313-4; author reply 314-7

  17. The immunology of human hookworm infections
    Parasite immunology, Vol. 32, No. 8, Aug 2010, pp. 549-559

  18. Immunomodulating effects of endotoxin in mouse models of allergic asthma
    Clinical and Experimental Allergy, Vol. 40, No. 4, Apr 2010, pp. 536-546

  19. Inflammation, sanitation, and consternation: loss of contact with coevolved, tolerogenic microorganisms and the pathophysiology and treatment of major depression
    Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 67, No. 12, 2010, pp. 1211-1224

  20. Is there a rural-urban gradient in the prevalence of eczema? A systematic review
    British Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 162, No. 5, May 2010, pp. 964-973

  21. Microbe-host interaction in chronic diseases
    International Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 300, No. 1, Jan 2010, pp. 1-2

  22. Microbial exposure early in life regulates airway inflammation in mice after infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae with enhancement of local resistance
    American journal of physiology: Lung cellular and molecular physiology, Vol. 298, No. 1, 2010, pp. L67-L78

  23. Obesity, diabetes, and gut microbiota: the hygiene hypothesis expanded?
    Diabetes care, Vol. PMC2945175, No. 10, 2010, pp. 2277-2284

  24. Parasitic Helminths: New Weapons against Immunological Disorders
    Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Vol.2010, 2010, [np]

  25. Probiotics and allergy in children – An update review
    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 21, No. 4p2, Jun 2010, pp. e659-e666

  26. Probiotics for allergic respiratory diseases – Putting it into perspective
    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol. 21, No. 2p2, Mar 2010, pp. e368-e376

  27. Role of dendritic cells: a step forward for the hygiene hypothesis
    Cellular & molecular immunology, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2010, pp. 12-18

  28. The suppression of immune system disorders by passive attrition
    PloS one, Vol. PMC2838783, No. 3, 2010, pp. e9648-e9648

  29. Exploring the immunology of parasitism – from surface antigens to the hygiene hypothesis
    Parasitology, Vol. 136, No. 12, Oct 2009, pp. 1549-1564

  30. Practical prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics for allergists: how useful are they?
    Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 39, No. 12, 2009, pp. 1801-1814

  31. Recent findings on the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma. Part II. The role of hormonal predisposition, environmental influences and conditioning leading to bronchial asthma
    Acta Physiologica Hungarica, Vol. 96, No. 3, 2009, pp. 289-305

  32. Structural and Immunologic Cross Reactivity among Allergens and Homologous Helminth Antigens: Lessons Learned from Tropomyosin and Their Implication for the Hygiene Hypothesis
    58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington DC, 2009