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Towards a European registry of severe allergic reactions: current status of national registries and future needs.
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PMID:  20148805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of severe allergic reactions is largely unknown and information about triggering allergens, aggravating factors, demography of patients and medical care is lacking. A European wide registry could provide a powerful tool to improve the management of severe allergic reactions from both a medical and a public health perspective. Analysis of existing registries regarding the type and quality of data being collected was used to develop a plan for a pan-European registry, including the type of system to be used and the range of data to be entered. Surveillance will provide evidence for the efficacy of risk management measures and may identify the emergence of new allergenic foods, and aid monitoring of novel foods, ingredients and technologies. Patients need a clear indication of factors that may increase their risk of having an adverse reaction, which such a registry can help compile. Based on the collected data, food businesses will be able to develop educational programmes for allergen risk assessment and allergen risk communication. Finally, and most importantly preventive measures can be developed and government agencies receive population based data which may be relevant for legislative purposes.
M Worm; F Timmermans; A Moneret-Vautrin; A Muraro; I I Malmheden Yman; M Lövik; S Hattersley; R Crevel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1398-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-16     Completed Date:  2010-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department for Dermatology and Allergy, Allergy-Center-Charité, Charité Campus Mitte, Medical University Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Hypersensitivity / epidemiology*

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