Mathews Journal of Immunology & Allergy


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Changing Allergy Patterns in India

Akanksha Rathi1*, Saurabh Sharma2

1Assistant Professor, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital, Delhi.

2PGDHM - Senior Manager, Cure Surgicals, Delhi.

Corresponding Author: Akanksha Rathi, Assistant Professor, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Medical College & Hospital, Delhi.

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Received Date: 20 Feb 2017  

Accepted Date: 28 Feb 2017  

Published Date: 01 Mar 2017

Copyright © 2017 Rathi A

Citation: Rathi A and Sharma S. (2017). Changing Allergy Patterns in India. M J Immu. 1(1): 003.



Allergy occurs when the immune system of a person reacts to substances that are harmless to majority of people. About 20-30% of the world's population is known to suffer from allergic disorders, such as bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis and urticaria. It can be easily said that allergies are increasing in both developed and developing countries for the past 10-15 years and India is no exception. The prevalence of allergic rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis has increased tremendously in the Indian sub-continent and the major reasons seem to be urbanization, changing lifestyles and increasing pollution. Major steps need to be taken at both personal and government levels to curb the rising pattern of allergies.


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