Allergy and COVID-19

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Maria De Filippo
Martina Votto
Ilaria Brambilla
Riccardo Castagnoli
Lorenza Montagna
Carlo Caffarelli
Fabio Cardinale
Michele Miraglia Del Giudice
Mariangela Tosca
Silvia Caimmi
Amelia Licari
Gian Luigi Marseglia

Keywords

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, allergy, allergic asthma, phenotype, eosinophil, children, adolescents

Abstract

The first cases of as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection have been reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The World Health Organization declared the global pandemic in March 2020. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) showed high rates of mortality in the adult population, whereas a mild course was observed in childhood. Allergic diseases, characterized by a type-2 polarization of the immune system, were considered one of the major risk factor of severe COVID-19. Large amounts of clinical data and expert opinions have been collected since the pandemic outbreak. This review summarizes the latest insights on COVID-19 and allergy.

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