Allergy + Immunology Information

Immunologists look after people with allergies, autoimmune disease, and immunodeficiency.

  • Almost 1 in 5 Australians have an allergic disease and this prevalence is increasing.
  • Hospital admissions for anaphylaxis have increased 4-fold in the past two decades.
  • Food induced anaphylaxis has doubled in the past 10 years and 1 in 10 infants have food allergy.
  • Autoimmune diseases affect 1 in 20 Australians and are more common than cancer or heart disease.
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