The atopic March: The pattern of allergic disease development in childhood

Eugenia L. Hahn, Leonard B. Bacharier

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Abstract

Clinical impressions and numerous clinical studies confirm the occurrence of an atopic march. A multitude of risk factors and treatment modalities have been evaluated in efforts to define the populations at risk and to alter the development of allergic disorders in the context of the rising prevalence of allergic disorders during the past several decades. It is evident that genetic background plays an important role, although environmental factors also contribute significantly, and these environmental factors may be amenable to modification. More accurate detection of the populations at risk for development of allergic disease and the development of novel intervention strategies may allow more effective treatment and prevention of the atopic march.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-246
Number of pages16
JournalImmunology and Allergy Clinics of North America
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

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