The Allergic Rhinitis Knowledge Centre and e-Learning 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: Patient case study Perennial allergic rhinitis - Diagnosing and treating Josef. This interactive case study discusses diagnostics and treatment options for Josef, as well as advice on managing symptoms.
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?'
A comprehensive resource covering all aspects of awareness, diagnosis, management and treatment of allergic rhinitis, offering in-depth information on the latest treatment strategies.
View details of upcoming congress and symposia within the field of allergy and clinical immunology such as BSACI, AAAAI, EAACI and ASCIA.
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.
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.
e-Learning 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.