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History of Allergy

Editor(s): Bergmann K.-C. (Berlin) 
Ring J. (Munich) 
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Most Common Allergic Diseases: Historical Reflections in Understanding

Allergy and the Eye

Bonini S.

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Department of Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, and Institute of Translational Pharmacology, Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy

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Bergmann K-C, Ring J (eds): History of Allergy. Chem Immunol Allergy. Basel, Karger, 2014, vol 100, pp 105-108

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Abstract of Most Common Allergic Diseases: Historical Reflections in Understanding

Published online: May 22, 2014
Cover Date: 2014

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-318-02194-3 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-318-02195-0 (Online)

Abstract

This review of the major milestones in the history of ocular allergy and immunology shows how significantly this subdiscipline has contributed to the tremendous progress in the understanding of mechanisms of allergic and immunologic diseases, as well as in their better management. It also indicates unmet needs and priority areas for future research.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Most Common Allergic Diseases: Historical Reflections in Understanding

Published online: May 22, 2014
Cover Date: 2014

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-318-02194-3 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-318-02195-0 (Online)


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