World Allergy Week Focuses on Atopic Dermatitis
World Allergy Week, hosted by the World Allergy Organization (WAO), will be held from April 22 through April 28. This year, the WAO’s is dedicated to raising awareness about atopic dermatitis (AD).
“[AD] is often associated with other allergic conditions such as food allergy, hay fever, and asthma in individuals who have allergic hypersensitivity or atopy,” said Elham Hossny, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics at the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Unit at Shams University Children’s Hospital in Cairo, Egypt and scientific chair of the WAO communications committee.
Many allergy societies who are members of WAO, including The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, will provide information to the general public and health care providers on the role of AD in the atopic march, addressing quality of life concerns for patients with AD, new treatment options, and the socioeconomic burden of AD.
The WAO has provided infographics on AD, online resources, activities for World Allergy Week shared by participating organizations, webinars, and more.
For more information about World Allergy Week 2018, visit: www.worldallergyweek.org.