Prevention of allergy/asthma - new strategies

Holt, Patrick (2016). Prevention of allergy/asthma - new strategies. In Allergy, immunity and tolerance in early childhood: the first steps of the atopic march (pp. 337-350) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-420226-9.00020-6

Author Holt, Patrick
Title of chapter Prevention of allergy/asthma - new strategies
Title of book Allergy, immunity and tolerance in early childhood: the first steps of the atopic march
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-420226-9.00020-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9780127999302
Chapter number 20
Start page 337
End page 350
Total pages 14
Total chapters 21
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Recent studies from large international birth cohorts indicate that development of the major form of (atopic) asthma is initiated during infancy and/or the preschool years, and in a subset of children it progresses from intermittent and relatively mild disease to chronic/persistent asthma over the course of the school years. It is becoming clear that the asthma phenotype exhibits a high level of plasticity for a number of years, presenting a temporal window of opportunity for prevention of development of chronic disease. This review focuses first on the scientific rationale for early intervention aimed at asthma prophylaxis; second, it discusses therapeutic approaches currently available for testing as potential preventives, as well as emerging treatments likely to be available in the near future.
Keyword Allergy
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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