• Expert Opinion

    Read and watch our interview with Dr Professor Erkka Valovirta discussing the effects of undiagnosed allergic rhinitis on asthma control. 

  • Blogs

    A series of blogs from the latest in allergic rhinitis, including EAACI 2018 outcomes and Summer allergies.

  • 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
    • Pathophysiology - 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 European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) accredited CME are designed to improve your understanding of the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis, as well as treatment and management strategies. It also includes an allergy awareness section, real-life case studies from those suffering from allergic rhinitis, blogs discussing the latest in the condition and expert opinion on the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis. 

Recently added: 'What effect does undiagnosed allergic rhinitis have on asthma control?' Professor Erkka Valovirta discusses results from a recent study of adult-onset asthma in our expert opinion section.

A blog, entitled 'Summer allergies: the burden of seasonal allergic rhinitis', in our series discussing the latest in the diagnosis, treatment and management of allergic rhinitis.


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

Allergic rhinitis 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 to help fight allergic rhinitis symptoms.

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


We also have information on the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018 which is held in Paris in September. The congress is the largest respiratory meeting in the world, bringing together professionals from all areas of respiratory medicine.

Further reading: epgonline.org also offers additional information on allergy and clinical immunology, as well as other news and articles around allergic rhinitis.

Disease Awareness

Disease Awareness

A comprehensive resource covering all aspects of awareness, diagnosis, management and treatment of allergic rhinitis, offering in-depth information on the latest treatment strategies.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

View details of upcoming congress and symposia within the field of allergy and clinical immunology such as BSACI, AAAAI, EAACI and ASCIA.

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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