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Viewpoint: The future of research in pediatric allergy: What should the focus be?

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  • Hugo P. S. Van Bever,

    1. Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore
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  • Bee Wah Lee,

    1. Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore
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  • Lynette Shek

    1. Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital, National University Health System, Singapore
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  1. Errata: Errata Volume 25, Issue 2, 204, Article first published online: March 2014

Professor Hugo Van Bever, Department of Paediatrics, NUHS Tower Block Level 12, 1E, Kent Ridge Road, 119288 Singapore, Singapore.
Tel.: +65 6772 4417
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E-mail: hugo_van_bever@nuhs.edu.sg

Abstract

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.

Abstract

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.

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