The influence of the Western environment on allergy and immune response outcomes: studies on a Chinese immigrant population

Aarti Saiganesh

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Abstract

In the past several decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of allergic diseases world-wide, particularly in developed countries. Australia has one of the highest rates of allergic disease in the world, compared to China with one of the lowest. Chinese immigrants migrating to Australia experience a gradual increase in allergic disease after living in the Western environment for several years. The findings of this study suggest that there are important immunological changes that occur in relation to the Western environment that may lead to the subsequent development of allergic conditions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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