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Lithuania, Northern and Eastern Europe

Centres:Phase:PI:Age Groups
Kaunas1 Professor Jurgis Bojarskas 13-14, 6-7
Kaunas3 Associate Professor Jolanta Kudzyte 13-14, 6-7
Panevezys3 Professor Jurgis Bojarskas 13-14, 6-7
Siauliai3 Professor Jurgis Bojarskas 13-14, 6-7

National Coordinator:


  • National Coordinator for Lithuania
  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Kaunas

Associate Professor Jolanta Kudzyte

Associate Professor Jolanta Kudzyte

Clinic of Children's Diseases
Kaunas Medical University
Eiveniu str. 2


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’.