Date Published: November 10, 2011
Publisher: BioMed Central
Author(s): Harold L Kim, Richard Warrington, Wade Watson.
Recent evidence suggests that the prevalence of various allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis, food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is on the rise [1-3]. Over the last decade, there have been significant advances in our current understanding of these as well as other common allergic and immunological diseases. The purpose of this supplement entitled, A Practical Guide for Allergy and Immunology in Canada, is to provide medical students, medical residents, primary-care practitioners and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow, series of articles on all of the common conditions we deal with in the field of allergy and immunology.
Dr. Harold Kim is the past president of the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care and co-chief editor of Allergy, Asthma &Clinical Immunology. He has received consulting fees and honoraria for continuing education from AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Graceway Pharmaceuticals, King Pharma, Merck Frosst, Novartis, and Nycomed.