Allergic conditions: useful links

Allergy epidemiology

The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) has published a number of reports on asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children (see key references).

The European Community Respiratory Health Survey was the first study to test and generate hypotheses regarding the causes of increasing asthma prevalence in adults. The ECRHS group has published over 200 papers on their findings.

The EuroPrevall Project investigating the prevalence, cost and basis of food allergy in Europe has generated a large repository of data and published on various related themes.

General information for patients and professionals.

The Allergy UK website provides patient information on allergy, food intolerance and chemical sensitivity.

For more resources specifically on asthma, please see the Asthma: useful links section of this website.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign website provides patient information on anaphylaxis.

The National Eczema Society website includes information for patients and professionals on eczema.

The NHS Choices website provides information about different types of food allergy and intolerance.

For specific resources, including a patient discussion forum on peanut allergy, see the Peanut Allergy UK website.

The British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology website contains useful allergy information and links for patients and professionals.

The World Allergy Organisation website provides international allergy information and links for health professionals.

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