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Atopic disorders on the rise

In this video Andreas J. Bircher discusses the increasing prevalence of atopic allergies in the 20th century and the interest in finding a cure.

How are the discovery of a disease and its prevalence related? The cause of hay fever was found only at the end of the 19th century and allergies seemed to affect a growing number of people.

In this video you will learn more about the increasing prevalence of allergies in the 20th century. Do you have any suggestions why particularly atopic diseases became so common within the last 100 years? Discuss below.

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