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The Allergy Epidemic: A Mystery of Modern Life

Susan Prescott

As an allergy specialist working in a busy children’s hospital and as a cutting edge researcher, Dr Susan Prescott is perfectly placed to explore how and why we are experiencing an epidemic rise in allergic diseases as well as the practical side of dealing with these potentially life-threatening conditions.

Why is allergic disease increasing so rapidly, especially in young infants? What are the environmental factors contributing to this? What is going wrong with the immune system and can we prevent it? When is it safe to give children peanut products? What are the current treatment options for allergies? What is epigenetics? Where is the research headed? Drawing on the latest research, The Allergy Epidemic provides clear, no-nonsense descriptions in the very personable style Susan’s patients have come to expect.

All author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly into allergy research.

Read about The Calling – Susan Prescott’s biography of her grandparents, Monica and Stanley Prescott.

Susan Prescott


Dr Susan Prescott is an internationally renowned specialist in childhood allergy and immunology. She works as a Paediatric Allergist and Immunologist at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in W...

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Praise for The Allergy Epidemic:

Susan Prescott is a great communicator, telling the intriguing story of allergy in the modern world, and combining her scientific knowledge with the human touch of the clinician.

— Professor Fiona Stanley

I found this to be an absolutely delightful tale about allergy which should be part and parcel of every allergist’s library.

— Medical Book Review




Paperback, 234 x 153 mm
290 pages





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