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Guidelines formulated to prevent allergies

Dr Liew Fah Onn a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist who is also the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Assunta Hospital Petaling Jaya. - Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah
Dr Liew Fah Onn a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist who is also the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Assunta Hospital Petaling Jaya. – Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah

KOTA KINABALU – A guidelines for the prevention of allergies has been formulate by three societies includes the Malaysian Society of Allergy & Immunology (MSAI), Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) and Malaysian Pediatric Association (MPA).

Today a discussion and sharing data and findings gave an insight on this matter to obstetricians and gynecologists as well as pediatricians from Sabah and Sarawak. One of the panel Dr Liew Fah Onn a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist who is also the Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Assunta Hospital Petaling Jaya touched on the crucial role of Obgyn’s need to play in allergy prevention.

Dr Liew shared statistics on the impact of the ‘Allergy March’ and how 60 per cent of allergies appear within the first year of child’s life.

“Thirty to 40 per cent of all children are affected by allergies,” he said at the Allergy Awareness Talk at Le Meridian Hotel, here today.

He stated that tracking a patient’s family history can play a significant role in determining their allergy risk.

His presentation concluded with the five core recommendations outlined in the guidelines emphasised to Obgyn’s that they have a key role to play as they are all front line practitioners in allergy prevention.

The Malaysian Allergy Prevention (MAP) Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals is now available to healthcare professionals nationwide. – SayangSabah

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