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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:49 am 
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TUESDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians today can spot and treat most allergies once they've appeared, but prevention remains an elusive goal.

"We have the expertise to diagnose, and we have a broad spectrum of tools to treat patients with allergic disease, but wouldn't it be better if we could actually prevent allergic disease?" said Dr. Paul Williams, an allergy specialist from Seattle.

Williams moderated a news conference Tuesday that highlighted research efforts to do just that. All the research is being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in San Antonio.

UCLA scientists, for instance, have found early evidence that exposure to high doses of an allergen may actually prevent the development of allergies.


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