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Sensitization patterns in immigrants to Genoa: The relevance of origin

      Immigration is a social phenomenon that notably affects affluent countries and may have relevant impact on health of both residents and immigrants, mainly concerning allergy. About immigrants, migration to a new country implicates several aspects: different lifestyle and dietetic habit as well as exposure to pollution and new allergens [
      • D'Amato G.
      • Rottem M.
      • Dahl R.
      • Blaiss M.
      • Ridolo E.
      • Cecchi L.
      • et al.
      WAO special committee on climate change and allergy. Climate change, migration, and allergic respiratory diseases: an update for the allergist.
      ]. Thus, the immigrant may develop new allergy or change the pre-existing allergy pattern.

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