To cite this article: Van Bever HPS, Lee BW, Shek L. Viewpoint: The future of research in pediatric allergy: What should the focus be? Pediatric Allergy Immunology 2012: 23: 5–10.
Allergic diseases have been increasing during the last three decades, and exact reasons for this are still debated. Despite intense ongoing research, a lot of aspects of allergic diseases are still poorly understood, resulting in limitations in current therapeutic approach to allergies. In this viewpoint, important unanswered research questions are raised mainly on novel therapeutic approaches to allergic children, and suggestions for future research are raised. Three aspects of pediatric allergy are distinguished: the prevention, control, and cure.