The increase in allergy and extended challenges
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2011
© 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S
Special Issue: The 8th Symposium on Specific Allergy (SOSA) 2010.
Volume 66, Issue Supplement s95, pages 1–3, July 2011
How to Cite
Linneberg, A. (2011), The increase in allergy and extended challenges. Allergy, 66: 1–3. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2011.02619.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 13 JUN 2011
- Accepted for publication 17 March 2011
- Copenhagen allergy study;
- respiratory disease
To cite this article: Linneberg A. The increase in allergy and extended challenges. Allergy 2011; 66 (Suppl. 95):1–3.
The prevalence of allergic diseases shows a well-documented increase in developed countries over several decades. Currently, 20–25% of European adults are affected. Westernisation, urbanisation, and affluence contribute to allergy development, so allergy is expected to increase in developing countries in the future. Identifying primary causes, developing new therapies, and increasing treatment access may interrupt the allergic epidemic.