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EAACI position paper on occupational rhinitis.

Moscato G, Vandenplas O, Van Wijk RG, Malo JL, Perfetti L, Quirce S, Walusiak J, Castano R, Pala G, Gautrin D, De Groot H, Folletti I, Yacoub MR, Siracusa A, European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunol - Respir. Res. (2009)

Bottom Line: The document covers the main items of OR including epidemiology, diagnosis, management, socio-economic impact, preventive strategies and medicolegal issues.The needs for future research are pointed out.Key messages are issued for each item.

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Affiliation: Allergy and Immunology Unit, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Institute of Care and Research, Scientific Institute of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. gmoscato@fsm.it

ABSTRACT
The present document is the result of a consensus reached by a panel of experts from European and non-European 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 on that of occupational asthma, as well as a diagnostic algorithm based on steps allowing for different levels of diagnostic evidence are proposed. The needs for future research are pointed out. Key messages are issued for each item.

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Diagnostic algorithm. The figure illustrates the sequential steps for diagnosing occupational rhinitis.
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Figure 2: Diagnostic algorithm. The figure illustrates the sequential steps for diagnosing occupational rhinitis.

Mentions: The diagnosis needs to be confirmed by means of objective methods, as misdiagnosis may have substantial social and financial consequences. The different steps involved in the diagnosis of OR are the clinical history, nasal examination, immunological tests (for allergic OR), and nasal provocation tests (NPT) [see Figure 2].


EAACI position paper on occupational rhinitis.

Moscato G, Vandenplas O, Van Wijk RG, Malo JL, Perfetti L, Quirce S, Walusiak J, Castano R, Pala G, Gautrin D, De Groot H, Folletti I, Yacoub MR, Siracusa A, European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunol - Respir. Res. (2009)

Diagnostic algorithm. The figure illustrates the sequential steps for diagnosing occupational rhinitis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
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Figure 2: Diagnostic algorithm. The figure illustrates the sequential steps for diagnosing occupational rhinitis.
Mentions: The diagnosis needs to be confirmed by means of objective methods, as misdiagnosis may have substantial social and financial consequences. The different steps involved in the diagnosis of OR are the clinical history, nasal examination, immunological tests (for allergic OR), and nasal provocation tests (NPT) [see Figure 2].

Bottom Line: The document covers the main items of OR including epidemiology, diagnosis, management, socio-economic impact, preventive strategies and medicolegal issues.The needs for future research are pointed out.Key messages are issued for each item.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Allergy and Immunology Unit, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Institute of Care and Research, Scientific Institute of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. gmoscato@fsm.it

ABSTRACT
The present document is the result of a consensus reached by a panel of experts from European and non-European 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 on that of occupational asthma, as well as a diagnostic algorithm based on steps allowing for different levels of diagnostic evidence are proposed. The needs for future research are pointed out. Key messages are issued for each item.

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Related in: MedlinePlus