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Prevention of allergy and allergic asthma: World Allergy Organization project report and guidelines
  1. I Pollock

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Edited by S G O Johnsson, T Haahtela. Karger, 2004, €127.00 (hardback), pp 211. ISBN 3 8055 7810 5

Edited by two Scandinavian experts in the field, this book is the result of a working group of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the WHO. With contributions by authors from 21 countries it presents a contemporary international overview and consensus of what is known and not known about prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) of allergic disorders.

The introduction includes clear definitions of some terms such as allergy and hypersensitivity. It also sets out the useful instruction to all the authors to include an evidence base category with all references—and this book cannot be …

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