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ASCIA Allergy and Immune Diseases in Australia (AIDA) Report

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is aiming to have allergy and immune diseases recognised as one of the seven most important and prioritised chronic disease groups and a National Health Priority Area in Australia.

Allergy and immune diseases are among the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia. Almost 1 in 5 Australians has an allergic disease and this is increasing. The prevalence of primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) is estimated to be 1 in 1200. Autoimmune diseases currently affect 5% of Australians.

These diseases impact significantly on the quality of life of those who have the condition as well as those who care for them. 

Read more …ASCIA Allergy and Immune Diseases in Australia (AIDA) Report