Increasing prevalence of allergic reactions globally

By Shruti Datt and Avishek Majumder on July 19, 2017 No Comments

Allergic reactions or allergies are on the rise in both developing and developed nations with common allergies affecting 10-30% of the world population at any given point of time in their lives (Ring 2012). Asthma and allergic rhinitis are among the common air-borne allergic reactions affecting nearly 300-500 million people around the world (Pawankar et al. 2014). Furthermore, food (nearly 400 million), and drug-induced allergic reactions (1/10th of the world population) are prevalent in different parts of the world (Pawankar et al. 2014). Since the prevalence has increased to such an extent, allergies should be regarded as major health concerns.

 

Social and economic burden of allergic diseases in India

By Shruti Datt on July 12, 2017 No Comments

Allergic reactions in present times are affecting nearly 20-30% of the Indian population. Allergy has become a cause of concern for both individuals and government. This is because of its social and economic impact in terms of cost of healthcare, loss of working hours and lower quality of life among others.