“The symptoms of rhinitis and atopical dermatitis amongst children between the ages of 6 and 7 in the Pamplona area have increased significantly and the diagnosis of both ailments has doubled in the period between 1994 and 2001. Nevertheless, amongst children between 12 and 14-age group there has been a drop in the incidence of symptoms of rhinitis and that of atopical dermatitis has stabilised”. This was the conclusion of Ana María Irujo Andueza in her PhD thesis defended recently at the Public University of Navarra.
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