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Active or Passive Exposure to Tobacco Smoking and Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Dermatitis, and Food Allergy in Adults and Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Jurgita Saulyte,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBER-ESP), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Carlos Regueira,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBER-ESP), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Agustín Montes-Martínez,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBER-ESP), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Polyna Khudyakov,

    Affiliation: Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bahi Takkouche mail

    bahi.takkouche@usc.es

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBER-ESP), Barcelona, Spain

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  • Published: March 11, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001611
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Jurgita Saulyte, Carlos Regueira, Agustín Montes-Martínez, Bahi Takkouche
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Jurgita Saulyte, Carlos Regueira, Agustín Montes-Martínez, Bahi Takkouche
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBER-ESP), Barcelona, Spain
Polyna Khudyakov
Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: bahi.takkouche@usc.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JS CR AMM BT PK. Performed the experiments: JS CR AMM BT PK. Analyzed the data: JS BT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JS BT PK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: JS BT. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JS CR AMM BT. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JS CR AMM PK BT. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JS CR AMM PK BT.