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From disease burden to prevention and health promotion

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 aprile 2016

AllergensZurich. The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is using its 60th anniversary to highlight the value of prevention and health promotion during the World Allergy Week, which will be marked around the world from 4 to 10 April.sthma and allergic diseases, which include atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, food allergy, are a public health concern of pandemic proportions that requires immediate and coordinated response.Allergies to pollen are the most prevalent allergies in the world, followed by allergies against house dust mites. 150 million Europeans have allergic rhinitis. By 2025, more than 50 percent of all Europeans will suffer from some type of allergy. Disease prevention is vital to controlling this growing public health burden. If patients in Europe were treated appropriately with available cost-effective treatments, savings of €142 billion each year could be made.According to the EAACI Interest Group on Aerobiology and Pollution, “Climate change and globalization are affecting local natural habitats, so consequently the exposure to pollen is changing. Small changes in temperature can already have a large impact on pollen exposure.”
The most optimal way for allergy sufferers to experience relief is to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment early. The safest way to manage allergy symptoms is to treat them before they set in. Allergy specialists have the professional expertise to help pinpoint and confirm the allergies and offer advice on treatment and environmental control options that can reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life.
We have tools to prevent allergic disease by guiding avoidance (e.g. pollen monitoring). Unfortunately, although pollen is easy and cost-effective to monitor, the density, quality and continuity of the existing pollen volunteer-based monitoring networks is diminishing. This reduces the level of information about biological air quality (pollen, moulds and bacteria), especially when compared to chemical air quality data.EAACI is urging officials and governments to maintain a biological air quality and to use this information to estimate future allergenic exposure and its consequences for health.Additional information and content in other languages Get a backgrounder on the topic of allergies or access this press release and the allergy backgrounder
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The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is a non-profit organisation active in the field of allergic and immunologic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema, occupational allergy, food and drug allergy, and anaphylaxis. EAACI was founded in 1956 in Florence and has become the largest medical association in Europe in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. It

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Stronger together: Collaboration at policy level to tackle the allergy epidemic in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 giugno 2015

barcelonaBarcelona (Spain) Yesterday, allergy experts and EU policy-makers met to discuss actions to be undertaken in partnership at the EU level to help curb the growing allergy epidemic in Europe.Allergy has become an epidemic in the EU: more than 150 million Europeans live with allergy and the current prediction is that by 2025 half of the entire EU population will be affected. Furthermore, allergy imposes a significant social and economic burden on EU citizens and health systems. The avoidable indirect costs of failure to treat allergy properly in the EU is estimated to be between 55 and 151 billion Euro per annum.Representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, European Medicines Agency, European Patients Advocates, Industry, key EU Health Stakeholders, primary care and pharmacist organisation, EAACI leadership and its national allergy societies agreed during a high-level EU stakeholders meeting in Barcelona to work together at policy level on action which will help tackle this epidemic.Nikos Papadopoulos, immediate Past President of EAACI, opened the meeting stating that prioritisation of allergy on the EU health and environment policy agenda is urgently needed. Success in tackling the allergy crisis in Europe will require partnerships between all interested stakeholders and collaborative actions at EU policy level. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Sirpa Pietikaïnen, who chairs the new MEP Interest Group on allergy and asthma in the European Parliament said “We need to act now and rally strong political support to take concrete actions.” Pietikaïnen further insisted that a strong EU action plan inclusive of both health and environment issues is of paramount importance.The guest speakers Christine Rolland, Marta Munoz Cuesta, Sergio Bonini and Roberto Gradnik – representing respectively the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (EFA), the European Commission (DG Environment), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) – highlighted the main priorities from a patient, policy, scientific and industry perspective.All panellists agreed on the importance to improve the patients’ accessibility to appropriate care. Two of the key steps in that direction would be to formally recognise the allergology medical specialty and ensure adequate allergy training and education for primary care to improve early and accurate diagnosis. The necessity to develop a comprehensive EU strategy on chronic diseases and to foster allergy research in Europe by ensuring allocation of sufficient funding, were also addressed as main priorities.Antonella Muraro – incoming President of EAACI concluded that EAACI is fully committed to working in partnerships at all levels – from science to policy- to address unmet needs of allergy and asthma in Europe. She further announced that the next meeting of the MEP group on Allergy and Asthma – which is jointly coordinated by the EAACI EU Liaison Office in Brussels and EFA – will take place on 1 July at the European Parliament. The meeting entitled ‘Allergy and Asthma Patients need clean air in Europe’ will be a collaborative policy forum to debate current EU efforts to review clean air legislation and to ensure allergy patients’ needs are duly considered by EU policy makers.
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, EAACI, is a non-profit organisation active in the field of allergic and immunologic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema, occupational allergy, food and drug allergy and anaphylaxis. EAACI was founded in 1956 in Florence and has become the largest medical association in Europe in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. It includes over 8,500 members from 121 countries, as well as 49 National Allergy Societies.

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Over 7,000 professionals discussing new answers to old questions in allergies and immunology

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 giugno 2015

AllergensBarcelona. Researchers and physicians from almost 100 countries have registered for the 34th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) held in Barcelona (Spain) on 6-10 June. The attendees, including around 500 members of faculty with a passion for exchanging knowledge and discussing recent developments in allergies, have submitted close to 2,000 abstracts under the congress theme “Allergy: new answers to old questions”.Grass pollen is the major cause of allergic sensitisations to outdoor allergens all over Europe.1 Research conducted by Prof. Jeroen Buters, from the ZAUM–Center of Allergy & Environment, Helmholtz Center Munich/Technische Universität München, has contributed to our understanding on how global climate change has affected the duration and distribution of grass pollen allergen, and has suggested the need to consider molecular aerobiology in addition to counting pollen for the assessment of exposure to airborne allergens, especially in clinical trials and epidemiologic studies.”Although pollen counts are indispensable for agriculture, phenology, climate change and health, airborne allergen adds a new dimension to understanding allergic rhinitis and asthma”, says Prof. Buters. The study shows that airborne grass pollen is present everywhere in Europe, but there are large variations in pollen counts between countries; for instance, the Finnish station had the lowest pollen counts, whereas the Portuguese station recorded the highest.There is an enormous variety of bacteria living in and on specific sites of the human body. Although some of them can cause infections, we could not live without some others because they play an important role in the correct functioning of the metabolic or immune system. For this reason they can be considered both friends and foes, as pointed out by Prof. Liam O’Mahony, from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zurich (Switzerland). He has explained that a healthy immune response to bacteria involves the activation of cells that fight the infection, but there is also activation of regulatory cells that dampen down the immune response so that it does not damage the tissue or organ involved. These regulatory cells, stimulated by exposure to bacteria, can also dampen down the immune responses that cause allergy or autoimmune diseases.”As our exposure to bacteria has been altered, perhaps also the stimulation of these regulatory cells is reduced and that’s why we have more allergies and autoimmune disorders,” argues Prof. O’Mahony. “Therefore there is the potential that certain bacteria can then be used to stimulate these regulatory cells and rebalance the immune system so it no longer becomes activated by allergens or self-proteins.”Medical psychologist Dr. Audrey Dunn Galvin, from the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University College Cork (Ireland), states that food allergy in a child – in combination with the everyday activities of caring for a family – pose challenges to parents, only fragments of which are revealed to clinicians. Intervention programmes for parents involve imparting knowledge or teaching effective strategies for managing food allergy. For some parents, however, not effectively managing food allergy is linked to ways of thinking or beliefs rather than the lack of knowledge. These beliefs may sometimes be based on inaccurate information gleaned from a multitude of sources.A new study2 led by Prof. Gideon Lack at Kings College London now provides proof that the early introduction of peanuts dramatically decreases the risk of developing a peanut allergy by a staggering 70-80%. The findings of the study suggest that the advice given for decades by allergists recommending that young infants should avoid consuming allergenic foods such as peanuts to prevent food allergies is incorrect and may have contributed to the rise in peanut and other food allergies.Dr. Dunn Galvin explains that this is a very controversial topic: “Parental beliefs will interfere with effective management, particularly when they are based on inaccurate information, leading to feelings of stress, lack of control, mistrust and uncertainty. These negative feelings distract parents from the task of parenting, and make it more difficult for them to react appropriately and effectively to the practical everyday challenges of balancing safety with positive socio-emotional and cognitive development in the growing child”. Therefore, the quality of life of children and their families can be affected together with their safety, health and well being.Given the need for more education and information, the EAACI Patients Organisations Committee (POC) Workshop will be held at the congress and will be attended by 23 representatives from Patients Organisations from around the world. They will share knowledge about experimental strategies for food allergy, how to bridge the gap between patients and clinicians and how to enhance patient safety in allergic therapies.”Patient Organisations bring real life into the scientific world; we are a bridge between medical scientific activities and the daily lives of allergic patients,” says Frans Timmermans, Chair of the EAACI Patient Organisations Committee. “This platform is where we can work together to raise awareness within the political field and with policymakers so that allergy health care becomes a major EU health issue resulting in policies and measures to raise the quality of life of people with allergies.”The outstanding achievements of female scientists will be acknowledged at the Annual Congress “Women in Science” Symposium on Sunday 7 June. This year’s theme “At the forefront of asthma research” will feature lectures by Prof. Mübeccel Akdis, Prof. Monica Kraft and Prof. Wytske Fokkens.The Symposium will be chaired by EAACI women leaders Antonella Muraro, EAACI President, and Ioana Agache, Vice-President for Communication and Membership. “The event addresses the needs of women in science from well deserved acknowledgement to mentorship and representation in scientific and leadership bodies,” they say. “By sharing their journey through science EAACI women can inspire and empower and thus forge a strong community.”
The EAACI Annual Congress brings together leading scientists and researchers, but also national allergy societies (NAS) from all over Europe, thus spreading the newest scientific research and best practice to numerous countries. The EAACI and the NAS work together to identify common goals and action plans at both the national and European levels to tackle the allergy crisis.

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Facing the Allergy Crisis through Education and Prevention

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 giugno 2015

barcelonaBarcelona (Spain) Allergy is a public health problem of pandemic proportions that affects more than 150 million people in Europe, where it is one of the most common chronic diseases. It is predicted that this number will increase within 10 years by 50%.The European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) works in different fields, ultimately striving to ease patients’ lives. Since June 2014, EAACI raises awareness for the burden of allergies through its Beware of Allergy Campaign, addressing the following allergic diseases: Asthma, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, and Allergic Rhinitis, together with allergy targeted treatment based on Allergen Immunotherapy. The online campaign has been well received and generated a total of 53 million impressions with almost 170,000 clicks in its first two waves.More than 20 organisations from all around Europe endorse the campaign, including European National Allergy Societies, Patients Organisations and community pharmacists (The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union).In addition to this pan-European Allergy Awareness campaign EAACI will organise two activities during its annual congress in Barcelona (6-10 June) to inform the general public about allergy: the Anaphylaxis School and the Beat Allergy Run & Walk.Together with the Spanish Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC), the Spanish Pediatric Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (SEICAP) and the patients organisations AEPNAA and Immunitas Vera, EAACI will set up an “Anaphylaxis School” on 6 June 2015 in Plaza de la Universidad. The event has the format of a classroom with a corner for younger children to play in, while parents and older children can learn more about anaphylactic symptoms, how to use an autoinjector and how to prevent anaphylaxis. A certificate will be given to the graduates with the most important information summarised on it.Anaphylaxis is a very serious allergic reaction triggered by foods, insect stings, some medicines and latex. If it is not treated in time, it can be fatal. Prompt adrenaline administration may be lifesaving. In the past 10 years, the number of hospitalisations caused by anaphylaxis has increased 7 fold.More knowledge on allergic diseases will help to identify preventive measures, allow more scientific research and increase standardisation in patient care. To bring the burden of allergy to the attention of the people in Barcelona, the public together with participants of the EAACI Congress are invited to participate in the Beat Allergy Run & Walk on Sunday 7 June, starting at 20.00 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona. Registration is required either online or directly on-site.EAACI’s Beware of Allergy campaign is available in 5 languages: http://www.bewareofallergy.com

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Allergy and Asthma – double trouble

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 ottobre 2014

allergic reactionsZurich, Switzerland, Allergy is a public health problem of pandemic proportions that affects more than 150 million people in Europe. According to experts, 1 out of every 3 children has an allergy and they expect the disease to affect more than 50% of all Europeans in 10 years’ time.The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) has launched an awareness campaign (www.bewareofallergy.com) to help the society to better understand how allergy sufferers feel, how profound allergy impacts quality of life, how severe and costly the diseases can become and how important it is to diagnose early and better manage this disease. By focusing on education for allergy prevention, early diagnosis and correct management, EAACI hopes to help patients and their families to better control their allergy and improve their quality of life and to increase the resources allocated by the society to manage the allergy epidemic.The campaign will roll out through 2014-2015 and will highlight different types of allergies such as: asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, allergic rhinitis, allergen immunotherapy (AIT) and skin allergy. The first wave of the campaign focuses on asthma as a major allergic disease with the aim to increase awareness on how close allergy and asthma are linked.Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders; it affects 300 million patients around the world of all ages and is a serious challenge to public health. It affects profoundly the school and work performance of the patients.Asthma prevalence and impact are particularly on the rise in urbanized regions, associated with environmental and lifestyle changes. With a projected surge in the world’s urban population by 2025 it is estimated that a further 100 million people will suffer from asthma, adding to the number of current sufferers. This will represent the most prevalent chronic childhood disease and result in one of the highest causes of health care costs.The reasons behind asthma are not well understood, however people with allergic rhinitis, atopic eczema, food allergy and those who have asthma running in the family are at risk of developing asthma. This position is also supported by the European Commission: “In many people, asthma appears to be an allergic reaction to substances commonly breathed in through the air, such as animal dander, pollen, or dust mite and cockroach waste products”.There are several other arguments to support the relation between allergy and asthma:
many patients are aware of allergic triggers for their asthma (house dust mites, animal dander, molds)
atopic eczema is often the first sign that the child has an atopic phenotype and may develop rhinitis and asthma when they grow up childhood wheeze often develops into asthma if an allergic background is present. 75% of adults with asthma have allergic rhinitis 50% of people with allergic rhinitis have asthma treating rhinitis may improve asthma symptoms, especially cough You may have asthma if you experience recurrent episodes of coughing, wheezing (noisy breathing), breathlessness and chest tightness. The complaints may be triggered by colds, exposure to cigarette smoke, air pollution and/or allergens such as house dust mites, grass pollens, animal dander, mold, etc. Because allergens are everywhere, it’s important that people with allergic asthma identify their triggers and learn how to prevent a crisis.Optimal asthma control is the goal of asthma management. Controlled asthma means no daily or nighttime symptoms, not missing school or work, good capacity to exercise and no asthma crisis leading you to the hospital. The important thing is to recognize and treat the disease.The majority of people with asthma can be controlled by environmental measures and asthma medications. Many good asthma treatments are available but the control of allergic triggers and associated allergic diseases, such as allergic rhinitis, is an essential step in gaining asthma control. Testing for allergies is thus recommended to get your asthma under better control. Given the strong relation between atopy and asthma tolerance, induction to indoor allergens is a promising strategy for asthma prevention.
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is a non-profit organisation active in the field of allergic and immunologic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema, occupational allergy, food and drug allergy, and anaphylaxis. EAACI was founded in 1956 in Florence and has become the largest medical association in Europe in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. It includes over 8,000 members from 121 countries, as well as 47 National Allergy Societies. (www.eaaci.org)

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Breastfeeding reduces the risk of suffering allergy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 ottobre 2011

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Barcelona/Zurich, Today, about one in four European children suffer from allergy, which makes this disease the non-infectious epidemic of the 21st century.Evidence suggests that lifestyle factors and nutritional patterns, such as breastfeeding, help to reduce the early symptoms of allergy. The detection and reduction of the early causes of childhood allergy is the major topic at the 2nd EAACI Pediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting (PAAM 2011) that opens today in Barcelona.There is no doubt that the exposure to allergens, both in food and the environment, play a role though the exact significance of dose and timing is not yet fully defined. According to Prof. Halken,PAAM 2011 Chair “there are some hypotheses suggesting that specific lifestyle and nutritional patterns may lead to early symptoms of allergy. For example, breastfeeding for the first 4-6 months has been showed to reduce the risk for atopic eczema and cow’s milk protein allergy”. The development of allergy is a result of a complex interaction between genetic and many environmental factors that may protect against or promote its development. Factors such as pollution have also been linked to the increased prevalence of allergic diseases during childhood in developed countries.
The expression of allergic disease may vary with age, and some symptoms may disappear being replaced by other symptoms. As Prof. Halken says, “infants typically experience atopic dermatitis, gastrointestinal symptoms and recurrent wheezing, whereas bronchial asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis are the main allergic symptoms in childhood”. In that sense, allergic reactions to foods, mainly cow’s milk protein, are the commonest manifestation in the first years of life, whereas allergy to inhalant agents mostly occurs later in childhood.
EAACI – The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a non-profit organisation active in the field of allergic and immunologic diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, eczema, occupational allergy, food and drug allergy and anaphylaxis. EAACI was founded in 1956 in Florence and has become the largest medical association in Europe in the field of allergy and clinical immunology. It includes over 6’800 members from 107 countries, as well as 41 National Allergy Societies. Throughout 2011, EAACI will develop different activities to celebrate the 100th anniversary of immunotherapy in Allergy, which will aim at increasing the knowledge in this field among healthcare professionals, increase awareness in the general population, and finally, promote the availability of immunotherapy for allergic patients.

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The psychological impact of food allergy

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 giugno 2011

Istanbul/Zurich. Perceived quality of life is worse for those with food allergy than those with diabetes because they live in a state of uncertainty, new research shows. Dr Anthony Dubois of the Beatrix Children’s Hospital, The Netherlands, used a new psychological test to measure ‘health-related quality of life’ (HRQL) of food allergic patients, and compared them with those with type I diabetes. Measuring the impact of food allergy in psychological terms is difficult because most patients have no physical symptoms most of the time, and death rates from allergy are low. “Hence there is a particular need for measurement of quality of life to assess the impact of food allergy in psychological terms,” said Dr Dubois today at the Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Istanbul. This new test can be used on people of all ages and is available in many languages, and aims to assess quality of life in food-allergic individuals, but also look at the impact of accurate diagnosis using ‘food challenge’ tests (where an individual is exposed to different foods and any allergic response monitored), and subsequent management of their condition. “The studies show that uncertainty is a source of diminished quality of life in food allergic patients, and accurate diagnosis with challenge testing improves HRQL,” said Dr Dubois. Carrying an adrenaline auto injector might help, because it has the potential to reduce perceived uncertainty in people with food allergy and improve their HRQL. “Understanding these effects will allow us to treat patients’ food allergy in a way which optimizes their willingness to follow the safety rules and their HRQL as well,” he explained. HRQL is also important because it can tell us what the ’cost’ of food allergy is to the patient which cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Comparing different therapies for allergy in terms of their effectiveness and economic cost – and impact on quality of life is an important area and will be a focus of future study.

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“Skin Allergy Meeting”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 novembre 2010

Zurigo/Venezia. Il Convegno Internazionale EAACI “Skin Allergy Meeting” conclude i suoi lavori, con i massimi esperti del settore che sottolineano l’importanza di concentrare l’attenzione sulle reazioni allergiche gravi, incluso l’angioedema e le sue complicanze potenzialmente fatali.
L’angioedema si definisce come un rapido gonfiore della cute e dei tessuti sottocutanei che può verificarsi in qualsiasi parte del corpo, anche nella laringe, dove può causare gravi problemi respiratori e in certi casi, anche la morte per soffocamento. Generalmente legato ad allergie alimentari o ai medicinali, è diagnosticato fino al 5 per cento dei casi nella popolazione totale.
Gli esperti concordano che la terapia per l’angioedema è resa ancora più difficile dal fatto che a volte questo può essere ereditario, invece che legato ad allergeni. Questo tipo di angioedema deve essere riconosciuto e adeguatamente trattato, consigliano gli scienziati di EAACI, rilevando l’importanza di un protocollo diagnostico comune che aiuti nel riconoscimento esatto delle cause della malattia. Lo “Skin Allergy Meeting” ha inoltre evidenziato il sempre maggior valore delle terapie su misura per il trattamento di allergie. “Le ultime ricerche si stanno concentrando sui percorsi individuali, in modo che possiamo lavorare a terapie specifiche che si adattano al singolo caso del paziente”, ha affermato Schmid-Grendelmeier, che è anche Presidente della Sezione Dermatologia di EAACI. Maggiori approfondimenti sulla struttura molecolare degli allergeni più comuni sono anche stati discussi al Convegno, che ha riunito a Venezia oltre 300 tra i migliori esperti e allergologi del mondo.
EAACI – European Academy for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, fondata a Firenze nel 1956, è la più grande società scientifica medica in Europa nel campo delle allergie e dell’immunologia clinica, con 6’100 membri provenienti da 107 paesi e 41 Società Nazionali per le Allergie. Un’organizzazione no-profit, EAACI è attiva nel campo delle malattie allergiche e immunologiche come asma, rinite, eczema, allergie professionali, a prodotti alimentari, a medicinali e anafilassi.

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Il bambino allergico a scuola

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 dicembre 2009

Padova, 12 dicembre 2009, dalle ore 9 alle ore 12.30 presso l’Aula Magna del Dipartimento di Pediatria – Azienda Ospedaliera – Università di Padova il Centro di Specializzazione Regionale per lo Studio e la Cura delle Allergie e delle Intolleranze alimentari in collaborazione con l’Associazione Food Allergy Italia e con il patrocinio dell’Ufficio Scolastico Provinciale, dell’Ufficio Scolastico Regionale e della Regione Veneto, organizza il Convegno “Il bambino allergico a scuola: risultati, indicazioni e prospettive per una gestione efficace e serena” che si svolgerà. Il convegno è aperto a tutti coloro, pazienti, genitori,o peratori della scuola e cittadini che tutti i giorni affrontano questa problematica.Tale iniziativa nasce da molteplici considerazioni. Esiste  da una parte il crescente aumento delle allergie nella popolazione pediatrica:il 25% dei bambini  in Italia ed in UE è affetta infatti da malattie allergiche. Si stima che il 10% dei bambini sia affetto da asma, l’8% da rinite allergica e il 5% da allergia alimentare. L’asma è ,da  sola, causa prevalente di invalidità tra i bambini, mentre l’allergia alimentare è la principale causa di  reazioni allergiche gravi fino all’ anafilassi.Nella scuola se verifica 1/3 delle reazioni allergiche gravi :  nel 25 % dei casi la prima reazione si manifesta in ambiente scolastico, nei 2/3 dei casi a scuola non è disponibile un piano di emergenza per la gestione delle reazioni allergiche gravi ed il personale  della scuola spesso non risulta  neppure consapevole dei possibili rischi. La partecipazione di numerose autorità provenienti dall’ambito istituzionale, scolastico e medico, nonché la presenza delle associazioni nazionali dei pazienti, dimostrano che la collaborazione tra specialisti, rappresentanti istituzionali, medici di famiglia, genitori e personale scolastico, costituiscono la migliore strategia per una gestione efficace e serena dell’allergia a scuola.www.centroallergiealimentari.eu

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