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Paraguay, Latin America

Centres:Phase:PI:Age Groups
Asunción1 Dr Jaime A Guggiari-Chase 13-14
Asunción3 Dr Jaime A Guggiari-Chase 13-14

National Coordinator:


  • National Coordinator for Paraguay
  • Phase One Principal Investigator for Asunción
  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Asunción

Dr Jaime A Guggiari-Chase

Jefe del Servicio de Alergia e Immunologia
Centro Médico Bautista
San Antonio 1019


Due to special circumstances, Paraguay is a country that has taken long to develop, including our medicine. Until very recently, our medicine was primarily asistencialist, and mainly dealt with emergencies only. Chronic diseases were not treated and of course the prevention of these chronic diseases was not considered. Bronchial asthma, and the drama and severity of its crisis, has always occupied an important place in emergency clinics.

In the decade from 1950 to 60, pulmonologists were busy with tuberculosis, and the first allergists appeared. The ISAAC survey in 1998 came to fill an important place in the consideration of allergic conditions. For example, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis was a disease largely ignored by general practitioners and specialists. Five years later, in the 2nd ISAAC survey, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, came to the fore with an incidence greater than 40% and this coincided with the appearance of ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma)

These events attracted the attention of specialists, and this made otolaryngologists and allergists come to a consensus on allergic diseases that affect upper respiratory conditions. Unfortunately, this consideration was not taken with atopic dermatitis. However, there is always the desire and hope of a consensus with dermatologists, to consider together the various aspects of this disease

Finally, it should be noted that the survey was received by the young people surveyed with enthusiasm and many of them were helped, because it gave them attention that they never received before.