Allergy Awareness

Within this section of the Allergic Rhinitis Knowledge Centre, you will find information on allergens which can trigger allergic rhinitis, the burden of the condition and some of the symptoms of which to be aware. Click these links, the sections below or just continue scrolling down, the next page will load automatically. 

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Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Affecting approx. 40% worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects people from all countries, ethnicities and ages. Epidemiological statistics are reviewed from recent EAACI data and Dr Bill berger discusses the burden on daily living.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

Explore the molecular and cellular IgE inflammatory processes that lead to allergic rhinitis, including sensitisation (antigen-presenting cells, dendritic cells, CD4+ T cells, Th2 cells relationship), the early- and late-phase reaction.

Comorbidities

Comorbidities

Learn about the various comorbidities associated with allergic rhinitis including asthma, sinusitis, depression, conjunctivitis, dermatitis and nasal polyps. Dr Glenis Scadding dicsusses the similar pathology, cells and mediator between allergic rhinitis and asthma.