Atopy, anamnesis and allergy testing

Morris, Adrian
March 2009
InnovAiT;Mar2009, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p158
Academic Journal
There has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of allergic disorders, which have trebled over the last 20 years. This is highlighted in the International Study on Allergic Diseases in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase I and III data collected on 13- to 14-year-old children from the UK which now shows high prevalence of asthma (32%), hay fever and allergic rhinitis (40%) and eczema (9%) (Asher et al., 2006).


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