Allergy Asthma Respir Dis.  2018 Sep;6(Suppl 1):S9-S20. 10.4168/aard.2018.6.S1.S9.

Epidemiology of allergic diseases in Korean children

  • 1Department of Pediatircs, Chonnam National University Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Environmental Health Center, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


In order to overcome a certain disease, it is necessary to confirm the prevalence, natural course and risk factors of the disease. The Korean Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Disease has become the mainstream and has been paying a great deal of attention to the epidemiologic research of allergic diseases in Korean children since 1995. In this review, we would like to summarize the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood epidemiology study in Korea, the cohort study for allergic diseases, and the national medical big data. New epidemiological studies are needed to clarify the relationships between allergic diseases and factors such as air pollution, climate changes, microbiome, and diet, which are likely to be new risk factors for allergic diseases. Based on these epidemiological studies, we hope to find ways to overcome pediatric allergic diseases in Korea and also to share epidemiologic techniques and manpower.


Epidemiology; Allergic diseases; Child
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