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BAMSE (Swedish abbreviation for Children, Allergy, Milieu, Stockholm, Epidemiology)

The BAMSE (Swedish abbreviation for Children, Allergy, Milieu, Stockholm, Epidemiology) study is an ongoing longitudinal, population-based prospective birth cohort including 4,089 children born between 1994 and 1996 in Stockholm, Sweden. The cohort was initially designed to study risk factors for asthma, allergic diseases and lung function in childhood, and to study factors of importance for prognosis at already established disease.Questionnaires on respiratory symptoms and medication were answered at age of 1, 2, 4, 8 and 16 years. Response rates ranged from 96-82% at each occasion with very minor selection bias over the years. Exposure to air pollutants and other environmental factors has been mapped since birth.At the 8 and 16 year follow-up, spirometry and FeNO measurements were performed and at the latter, impulse oscillometry was measured. Blood samples (including plasma) from around 2,500 children were taken at 4, 8 and 16 years and have been analyzed for different IgE-ab and biomarkers. Genome-wide genetic, global methylation and transcriptomic data exist on a subset of the children.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00010001461 450K 472
Publications Citations
DNA methylation in childhood asthma: an epigenome-wide meta-analysis.
Lancet Respir Med 6: 2018 379-388
DNA methylation is associated with inhaled corticosteroid response in persistent childhood asthmatics.
Clin Exp Allergy 49: 2019 1225-1234