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Author Nestlé Nutrition Workshop (53rd : Lausanne, Switzerland)

Title Allergic diseases and the environment / editors, Erika Isolauri, W. Allan Walker
Published Basel ; [New York] : Karger ; Vevey, Switzerland : Nestlé Nutrition, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages) : illustrations
Series Nestlé Nutrition workshop series ; v. 53. Paediatric Programme
Nestlé Nutrition workshop series ; v. 53
Nestlé Nutrition workshop series. Paediatric programme
Summary During the last two decades the increase in allergic diseases in children, such as atopic dermatitis and asthma, has been drastic. However, this is not true for the entire world: the incidence of allergies in children has risen only in developed countries. The observation of this socio-geographic discrepancy has led to careful study of the environmental differences that exist between the diverse settings in which children are born and has resulted in the so-called 'hygiene hypothesis': the 'sterility' of modern hospitals and birth places in the developed world might lead to a lack of microbial stimulation required for the development of a balanced mucosal immune response, including expansion of T-helper (Th) cell subsets that can mediate immune responses. Therefore, this workshop was held to consider in depth the environmental factors that influence the changing pattern of worldwide childhood allergy. This publication is a valuable source of knowledge and update for nutritionists, pediatricians, immunologists, microbiologists, as well as professionals concerned with preventive medicine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Allergy in children -- Etiology -- Congresses
Allergy in infants -- Etiology -- Congresses
Microbial ecology.
Hypersensitivity -- etiology
Hypersensitivity -- prevention & control
Environmental Microbiology
Immune Tolerance -- physiology
children (people by age group)
Microbial ecology
Alergia e imunologia.
Kind -- Immuntoleranz -- Kongress -- Lausanne <2003>.
Immuntoleranz -- Kind -- Kongress -- Lausanne <2003>.
Kind -- Allergie -- Kongress -- Lausanne <2003>.
Allergie -- Kind -- Kongress -- Lausanne <2003>.
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Isolauri, Erika
Walker, W. Allan
ISBN 9783318010268