oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Allergies in primary health care : guest editorial

Volume 23, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



In a recently completed survey of South African primary care, using the International Classification of Primary Care, allergy and asthma featured in the top 20 diagnoses made by primary care nurses and doctors in all provinces surveyed (unpublished data - R Mash). The South African burden of disease study also identified asthma as making a significant contribution to burden of disease - the eighth most important contributor overall.

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