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Allergic disease 

Allergic disease
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Allergic disease
Author(s):

Gavin Spickett

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198789529.003.0003
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date: 08 April 2020

Allergic diseases are common: it has been estimated that 15% of the population will suffer from some sort of allergic reaction during their lifetime. There has been an increase in atopic diseases since the Second World War. This chapter discusses the presentation, immunological features, diagnosis, testing, and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases. When appropriate, differential diagnoses are included.

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