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Hygiene Hypothesis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hygiene Hypothesis
Tree Number(s)
K01.752.667.875
Unique ID
D061148
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D061148
Scope Note
The theory that infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms, and parasites are normal stimulants for the maturation of the immune system toward a balanced immune response. The theory predicts that lack of such stimulation leads to allergies and AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
See Also
Therapy with Helminths
Public MeSH Note
2012
History Note
2012
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24

Allowable Qualifiers
Hygiene Hypothesis Preferred
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