The prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases is on the rise worldwide, with a marked impact on quality of life and socioeconomics. Allergy Frontiers comprises six volumes, each dedicated to a specific aspect of the disease to reflect the ...
multidisciplinary character of the field and its explosive growth. Included are reviews by world-renowned scientists from Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan, other parts of Asia, and South Africa. The first volume concentrates on the causes of the many allergic diseases, on epigenetics, allergens, and risk factors. Included are up-to-date data on the nature, distribution, and chemical structure of allergenic molecules, the genetic and epigenetic phenomena underlying the susceptibility of certain individuals, and risk factors from the environment in enhancing and preventing allergic reactions. This book serves as a valuable tool for scientists and as a practical guide for clinicians working in the fields of allergy, asthma, and immunology.