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Nature. 1999 Nov 25;402(6760 Suppl):B31-8.

Therapeutic strategies for allergic diseases.

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Department of Thoracic Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK. p.j.barnes@ic.ac.uk

Abstract

Many drugs are now in development for the treatment of atopic diseases, including asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis. These treatments are based on improvements in existing therapies or on a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in atopic diseases. Although most attention has been focused on asthma, treatments that inhibit the atopic disease process would have application to all atopic diseases, as they often coincide. Most of the many new therapies in development are aimed at inhibiting components of the allergic inflammatory response, but in the future there are real possibilities for the development of preventative and even curative treatments.

PMID:
10586893
DOI:
10.1038/35037026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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