Update in clinical allergy and immunology

S. Von Gunten, B. J. Marsland, C. Von Garnier, D. Simon

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In the recent years, a tremendous body of studies has addressed a broad variety of distinct topics in clinical allergy and immunology. In this update, we discuss selected recent data that provide clinically and pathogenetically relevant insights or identify potential novel targets and strategies for therapy. The role of the microbiome in shaping allergic immune responses and molecular, as well as cellular mechanisms of disease, is discussed separately and in the context of atopic dermatitis, as an allergic model disease. Besides summarizing novel evidence, this update highlights current areas of uncertainties and debates that, as we hope, shall stimulate scientific discussions and research activities in the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1500
Number of pages10
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • asthma
  • atopic dermatitis
  • clinical immunology
  • eosinophils
  • innate immunity

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Von Gunten, S., Marsland, B. J., Von Garnier, C., & Simon, D. (2012). Update in clinical allergy and immunology. Allergy, 67(12), 1491-1500. https://doi.org/10.1111/all.12067