Occupational rhinitis

G. Moscato, O. Vandenplas, R. Gerth Van Wijk, J. L. Malo, S. Quirce, J. Walusiak, R. Castano, H. De Groot, I. Folletti, D. Gautrin, M. R. Yacoub, L. Perfetti, A. Siracusa

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The present document is the result of a consensus reached by a panel of experts from European and nonEuropean countries on Occupational Rhinitis (OR), a disease of emerging relevance, which has received little attention in comparison to occupational asthma. The document covers the main items of OR including epidemiology, diagnosis, management, socio-economic impact, preventive strategies and medicolegal issues. An operational definition and classification of OR tailored to that of occupational asthma, as well as a diagnostic algorithm based on steps allowing different levels of diagnostic evidence, are proposed. The needs for future research are pointed out. Key messages are issued for each item.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-980
Number of pages12
JournalAllergy: European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008


  • Asthma
  • Nasalprovocation test
  • Occupationaldiseases
  • Rhinitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)


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