Panevezys Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Panevezys, Lithuania ( Northern and Eastern Europe )
Principal Investigator:Professor Jurgis Bojarskas
Age Groups:13-14, 6-7Timeframe:April 1997 to May 1997
Sampling Frame:All schools in Panevezys centre


Professor Jurgis Bojarskas

Professor Jurgis Bojarskas

Kaunas Medical University
Clinics of Children's Diseases
Eiveniu 2



  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Panevezys

Why our country joined ISAAC

We were late finding out about ongoing ISAAC studies, and so we were late with our Phase One results. Nevertheless, we were very eager to find out about the real situation concerning allergic diseases in Lithuania, especially among children, as being paediatric allergists and pulmonologists we saw the dramatically increasing numbers of allergic children. We selected the three biggest Lithuanian cities (Kaunas, Panevezys, Siauliai) as centres and examined all children from the secondary schools and kindergartens in them. Phase Three results were produced in time, as we already knew about the invitation to take part repeatedly in this survey. We were interested to see the dynamics of the prevalence of allergic diseases, which is why Kaunas centre completed repeat phases of ISAAC.

Impact of ISAAC in our country

Various lecturers (pediatric and adult) and even Health Ministry representatives quote our ISAAC data, when talking about the spreading of allergies in Lithuania. Then we are sitting proud, with our heads raised, as still there are no data about the prevalence of adult allergies in Lithuania. Some data from our Lithuanian ISAAC results were published in the most popular Lithuanian medical journal ‘Medicina’.