• Combination Therapies

    Explore the combination therapies available including intranasal corticosteroids + oral antihistamines, intranasal corticosteroids + leukotriene receptor antagonists and intranasal corticosteroids + intranasal antihistamines

  • Allergy Awareness

    • ARIA guidelines - duration as intermittent or persistent, severity as mild or moderate/severe
    • Burden - impact on children's education, adult lost working days
    • Pathopyhsiology - detailing sensitisation, early- and late-phase reaction

  • Case Studies

    • Sara - concomitant asthma and allergic rhinitis
    • Claire - immunotherapy for pollen allergy
    • Thomas - allergic rhinitis and recurrent airway infections

 

Allergic Rhinitis Knowledge Centre

The Allergic Rhinitis Knowledge Centre and EACCME accredited CME are designed to improve your understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic rhinitis and includes an allergy awareness section and real-life case studies.

Details include the pathophysiology of the inflammation driving allergic rhinitis, an IgE-mediated immune response which can be caused by a number of  triggers; sesitisation and the role of antigen-presenting cells; CD4+ T cells and Th2 cells; symptoms, including the 'allergic salute'; and comorbidities such as allergic cojunctivitis, nasal polyps and otitis media.

Management algorithms include the MACVIA-CDSS and integrated care pathways, such as the MASK-rhinitis ICP, are discussed. Treatment options include antihistamines, corticosteroids, anticholinergics, leukotriene receptor antagonists, cromones and their combinations.

Recently updated: The Allergy Awareness, Diagnosis, Management and Treament sections have recently been updated, including the addition of a new page entitled 'Important Differences Between Treatment Options?'

 

Allergy Awareness

Allergy Awareness

Featuring details on ARIA guidelines, the pathophysiological response of sensitisation and early- and late-phase reaction, symptoms such as rhinorrhoea and nasal itching and comorbidities including asthma and migraine.

Treatment

Treatment

A wide range of treatments are available, and their combinations, such as antihistamines, corticosteroids, anticholinergics, leukotriene receptor antagonists, cromones. Professor Jean Bousquet discuss the need for faster and more effective treatments.

Management

Management

Highlighting the Allergic Rhinitis Control Test (ARCT), Rhinitis Control Assessment Test (RCAT) and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), the treatment algorithm MACVIA-CDSS, and details of integrated care pathways such as the MASK-rhinitis ICP.

Case Studies

Case Studies

Apply your knowledge and understanding of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of allergic rhinitis to three case studies. See what the ARIA guidelines recommend based on their scores from the Visual Analogue Scale.

Resources

Resources

Videos from Professor Jean Bousquet and Dr Glenis Scadding explain the connection between asthma and allergic rhinitis, describe the allergy diary app and discuss treatment; an infographic gives concise instructions for nasal spray use; and a number of useful links are found in this section.

Accredited CME

Accredited CME

EACCME accredited CME consisting of three learning modules: Defining allergic rhinitis and its underlying pathophysiology, Diagnosis and control of allergic rhinitis, Management of allergic rhinitis and common comorbidities.


 

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