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Allergic diseases are characterized by the production of specific IgE antibodies directed against common environmental allergens. Allergies manifest themselves either locally as for instance allergic rhinitis or hay fever, allergic asthma, food allergy, allergic skin inflammation, and ocular allergy, but allergies can also lead to systemic, so called anaphylactic, reactions. 

The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is an association of clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals, dedicated to improve the health of people affected by allergic diseases. The EAACI has generated a special PATIENTS AREA providing information and advice for allergic patients worldwide.

For more information on allergic diseases, the EACCI has released a "Global Atlas of Allergy", which can be downloaded as pdf document by using the provided link. 



For more information visit the following homepages:

  • The German society of allergy and clinical immunology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allergologie und klinische Immunologie)
  • The German Network of allergy and asthma (Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund)