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Introduction to Allergy

  • Luke A. Wall
  • Maryam Rahmani
  • Farzaneh Rahmani
  • Iva Topalusic
  • Hossein Esmaeilzadeh
  • Sara Manti
  • Samin Sharafian
  • Carmelo Damiano Salpietro
  • Caterina Cuppari
  • Kevin S. Gipson
  • Nima RezaeiEmail author
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Abstract

One in five Americans experiences Allergic rhinitis in lifetime. Prevalence of allergic rhinitis is even higher in pediatric population, estimated up to 40%. Children bear the greatest burden of the increasing trends in global rates of allergic disorders. School drop-outs, decreased learning ability and increased risk for metabolic syndromes, obesity, and cardiovascular disorders, all comprise to the increase in global burden of allergic disorders. With the upsloping figures of allergic rhinitis in middle and low income countries, allergic rhinitis is now considered a global health issue. Real life cases of patients with allergic rhinitis, state-of-art care and immunotherapy of allergic rhinitis are presented in the first few chapters this volume along with many other topics on pediatric allergy.

Keywords

Allergic rhinitis Food allergy Skin prick test Atopic dermatitis Asthma Chronic urticaria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke A. Wall
    • 1
  • Maryam Rahmani
    • 2
  • Farzaneh Rahmani
    • 3
    • 4
  • Iva Topalusic
    • 5
  • Hossein Esmaeilzadeh
    • 6
  • Sara Manti
    • 7
  • Samin Sharafian
    • 8
  • Carmelo Damiano Salpietro
    • 7
  • Caterina Cuppari
    • 7
  • Kevin S. Gipson
    • 9
  • Nima Rezaei
    • 3
    • 10
    Email author
  1. 1.Section of Allergy Immunology, Children’s HospitalLouisiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU)TehranIran
  3. 3.Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA)Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)TehranIran
  4. 4.Students Scientific Research CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  5. 5.Children’s Hospital ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  6. 6.Allergy Research Center, Namazi HospitalShiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran
  7. 7.Unit of Pediatric, Department of PediatricsUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  8. 8.Department of Allergy and Clinical ImmunologyTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  9. 9.Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  10. 10.Network of Immunity in Infection, Malignancy and Autoimmunity (NIIMA)Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)TehranIran

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