Conflict of interest: N.G.P has received grant support and/Dr consultation fees from AstraZeneca, GSK, MSD, Novartis, Schering Plough and UCB; M.B. is employed by Phadia AB; J.G. has acted as a paid consultant for Merck Inc. and GSK and is the PI of an investigator-initiated clinical research project sponsored by Merck Inc.; A.N. declares no conflict of interest.
New visions in respiratory allergy (asthma and allergic rhinitis): An iPAC summary and future trends
Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Special Issue: iPAC, an initiative for the future of research in pediatric allergy, asthma and immunology
Volume 19, Issue Supplement s19, pages 51–59, August 2008
How to Cite
Papadopoulos, N. G., Borres, M., Gern, J. and Nieto, A. (2008), New visions in respiratory allergy (asthma and allergic rhinitis): An iPAC summary and future trends. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 19: 51–59. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2008.00767.x
- Issue online: 8 JUL 2008
- Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2008
- Accepted 11 February 2008
In many aspects, respiratory allergies, i.e., allergic asthma and rhinitis, represent the hallmarks of allergy. Epidemiologic data highlight their large prevalence of most parts of the world, socioeconomic analysis reveal their large impact on global health and the large number of scientific publications in this field regularly brings to light many new aspects of these diseases. However, the current understanding of respiratory allergies, in particular in children remains scarce. How can we efficiently prevent respiratory allergies in allergy-prone infants? How can we prevent the progression of the disease? What therapeutic strategies could efficiently address efficient immunomodulation? the international Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Consortium, addressed these issues by a thorough review of the literature providing a state-of-the-art current knowledge in respiratory allergy, and identified a series of needs to be addressed in future studies.