oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Overview of the indigenous allergens of South Africa : review article

Volume 20 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



This issue of focuses on studies of the major allergens indigenous to Southern Africa which have been conducted in recent years, mainly by South African investigators. In addition to the common allergens which are found in westernised societies worldwide, Southern Africa has a unique geographical location with its own climate, aerobiology, microflora, and biodiversity in the field of entomology and seafood species, all of which contribute to differences in allergenicity observed in the region. These have important implications for the development of appropriate allergen-specific diagnostic tests and specific vaccines.

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