Bangalore Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Bangalore, India ( Indian Sub-Continent )
Principal Investigator:Professor Sylvan Rego
Age Groups:13-14, 6-7Timeframe:January 2002 to October 2002
Sampling Frame:All schools in the Ashok Nagar Region


Professor Sylvan Rego

Professor Sylvan Rego

Department of Pediatrics
St John`s Medical College & Hospital
Bangalore 560034



  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Bangalore


The St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka State, India is a 1200 bed tertiary level care medical center. I head the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at St John’s. My special interest in pediatric asthma and allergies was the reason that I was very keen to participate in the ISAAC Study. I informed the National Coordinator for India (Dr Jayant Shah) of my interest to participate in the study

The institutional heads of all the schools that participated in the ISAAC study from the Bangalore Centre were happy to participate in the study and their cooperation in this regard was exemplary I am very grateful to all the children, parents and school staff who participated in the study.

The results of the ISAAC study have evoked interest in the reasons for the differences in the prevalence of asthma and allergies between different geographical locations in India.