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The role of Probiotics in allergic diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, October 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 331)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

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Title
The role of Probiotics in allergic diseases
Published in
Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology, October 2009
DOI 10.1186/1710-1492-5-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sonia Michail

Abstract

Allergic disorders are very common in the pediatric age group. While the exact etiology is unclear, evidence is mounting to incriminate environmental factors and an aberrant gut microbiota with a shift of the Th1/Th2 balance towards a Th2 response. Probiotics have been shown to modulate the immune system back to a Th1 response. Several in vitro studies suggest a role for probiotics in treating allergic disorders. Human trials demonstrate a limited benefit for the use of probiotics in atopic dermatitis in a preventive as well as a therapeutic capacity. Data supporting their use in allergic rhinitis are less robust. Currently, there is no role for probiotic therapy in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Future studies will be critical in determining the exact role of probiotics in allergic disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Austria 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 67 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 25%
Student > Master 13 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Researcher 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 7%
Other 18 25%
Unknown 3 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 11%
Chemistry 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 5 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2016.
All research outputs
#128,267
of 8,266,357 outputs
Outputs from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
#8
of 331 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,858
of 193,518 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology
#1
of 8 outputs
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