Allergic Diseases and the Environment

Editor(s): E. Isolauri, W.A. Walker NNI Workshop Series (NNIW) vol. 53 , 2003
  • Clinical Overview: The Changing Pattern of Clinical Aspects of Allergic Diseases

    Author(s): Y. Vandenplas

    Allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction initiated by immunological mechanisms. Although wide individual variations may be observed, atopic diseases tend to be related to the first decades of life, and obviously require a juvenile immune system.

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