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The Prevalence of Marijuana Smoking in Young Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: A Longitudinal Study

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224–7
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A history of marijuana smoking was common in young adults with sickle cell disease. Usage increased between 2000 and 2004, and was seldom for medicinal purposes.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

Skin Test Reactivity to Aeroallergens in Jamaicans: Relationship to Asthma

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142–7
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Although skin prick test reactivity to house dust mite is more common in Jamaican adults and children, it is reactivity to cockroach which is significantly associated with asthma in adults.

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Background: Asthma causes significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. It is thus important to identify modifiable risk factors.

Objectives: To undertake a cross-sectional study to determine the prevalence of skin test reactivity to aeroallergens in Jamaican children and adults and the relationship of the diagnosis of asthma to the pattern of skin test positivity.

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013
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