TABLE 1.

Baseline Data and Characteristics of Infants During the Index Episode of Wheezing.

Baseline DataChildren (n = 80; %)
Boys59 (74)
Age ≥12 mo31 (39)
History of an earlier episode of wheezing11 (14)
Atopic dermatitis*23 (29)
Family history of atopy45 (56)
Family history of asthma15 (19)
Pet contacts in infancy§25 (31)
Blood eosinophils of ≥0.45 × 109 cells/L26/78 (33)
IgE of ≥60 kU/L17/77 (22)
ECP of ≥16 μg/L15 (19)
RSV identification20 (25)
  • * Cases diagnosed by a physician

  • Allergic rhinitis or atopic dermatitis in parents or siblings, diagnosed by a physician.

  • Asthma in parents or siblings, diagnosed by a physician.

  • § Furry pets at home or at day care.