International Conference on Allergic Rhinitis in Childhood: Preface

L. Bellussi, D. Passali, G. C. Passali, C. Mezzedimi, J. Bousquet, P. Demoly, G. Ciprandi, M. A. Tosca, G. W. Canonica, G. N. Georgopoulos, H. Hassan H.A.-, V. S. Kozlov, L. Malm, G. Peterssen, J. A. Wihl, R. Mladina, M. Mocellin, R. F. Ferreira, C. C S Nicolau, R. MosgesE. Olszewski, A. Miodonski, Y. Sakakura, G. K. Scadding, G. A. Settipane, R. Gerth van Wijk, P. Van Cauwenberge, Y. Wang D.-

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Differential diagnosis infectous - allergic - idiopathic/NARES/neonatal - hormonal - drug-induced Epidemiology of allergic rhinitis prevalence doubling over the last decade Risk factors for allergic rhinitis Genetic risk factors maternal immune system Environmental risk factors smoking - nutrition - pollution - pets - climate Pathophysiological mechanisms Atopy - sensitization - allergy - chronic inflammation Clinical variants and allergens Seasonal allergic rhinitis - perennial allergic rhinitis Sequelae of allergic rhinitis in childhood Sinusitis - otitis media - lower respiratory tract involvement - quality of life impairment Diagnosis and screening History - examination - skin test - RAST - challenge - cytology - clearance - rhinomanometry - imaging Management Avoidance measures mite - animal - mold - pollen - food Pharmacotherapy topical - systemic Antihistamines - corticosteroids - decongestants - prophylactic drugs immunotherapy Subcutaneous - oral - sublingual - nasal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-34
Number of pages30
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Supplement
Issue number55
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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