Uzbekistan creates innovative allergy passport

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Employees of the Ministry of Innovation Development are implementing a program to introduce a unique passport of allergic sensitization at the molecular level, in simple words - an allergy passport developed jointly with international experts.

This need is caused by an increase in the incidence of, in particular, asthma and anaphylaxis in modern children and adolescents.

The identification of risk molecules for development of severe asthma and food allergies, including anaphylaxis, allows for measures to prevent contact with the causative food allergen and prevent serious complications. In some cases, even save lives.

In this regard, it is particularly important to identify individual patterns of sensitization, competent decoding of the results obtained and entering them into a special form for professionals and parents.

The designed passport will be issued in two forms.

The emergency form of the passport is represented by a double-sided plastic card with the designation of allergenic sources and individual high-risk molecules, as well as a QR code (quick response code). The QR code is entered in connection with the ability to quickly read a larger amount of information, that is, an extended passport of molecular sensitization, also presented in the paper version of the allergy passport in the form of a full report of molecular research.

A QR code can be read by doctors when providing emergency care to a specific patient.

The world leader in the development of molecular allergology, Professor Rudolf Valenta from the Medical University of Vienna, and the international consultant of the Ministry of Innovation Development, Professor Victoria Garib, are convinced that Innovative PAS (Allergic Sensitization Passport) can become an integral component of the personalized future medicine.

It must be emphasized that the complete information on the molecular profile of the sensitization of a particular child, i.e. his personal passport also allows you to individually select effective methods for preventing the development of allergic diseases and to make the right choice of allergen-specific therapy.

Of great importance is the awareness and education of parents who are able to interrupt the development of an allergic march in the early stages, observing a number of specific measures.

Given that this passport can be used by residents of Uzbekistan on trips abroad, where food labeling for the presence of allergens has been adopted by law, the passport will contain an English and Russian version.

Each of the residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan will be able to have such a personal passport of allergy starting from January 2019.

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