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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Regulation of Macrophage Activation by House Dust Mite
Principal Investigator:

Achsah D Keegan

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2018 - March 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $271,036
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


United States (US) soldiers who have served in Iraq show an increased risk for allergic rhinitis and asthma; soldiers deployed in the Persian Gulf had twice the risk of developing allergic rhinitis as compared to homeland stationed personnel and 1.6 times the risk of developing asthma. Furthermore, the diagnosis of asthma with symptoms after the age of 12 years is an exclusion criterion for military enlistment. While the rea- son for the increased risk for allergic inflammatory diseases has not...

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