Journal of Rhinology 2008;15(2):92-97.
Published online November 30, 2008.
Health Promotion and Prevention of Allergic Disease
Soo Kweon Koo
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Saint Mary's Hospital, Busan, Korea.
알레르기 질환의 건강증진과 예방
부산성모병원 이비인후과
The prevalence of allergic diseases have been increasing over the last few decades. These diseases have become a global public health problem and a burden to health care resources. Allergen exposure in the high risk group is one of the numerous factors contributing to the developing and worsening allergic diseases. Thus, prevention is a very important strategy in treating allergic diseases. This review focuses on environmental risk factors and possible preventive methods in combating allergic diseases.
Key Words: Allergy;Prevention;Environmental factors;Allergen exposure

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