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ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand.

ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of allergy and other immune diseases, including asthma.

The mission of ASCIA is to advance the science and practice of allergy and clinical immunology, by promoting education and the highest standard of ethical medical practice, to improve the health and quality of life of people with immune system disorders.

ASCIA is also dedicated to informing the community on allergy, asthma and immunology issues. They aim to provide up to date and reliable information to enable patients and their doctors to make informed choices about management for allergy and other immune diseases.

ASCIA develops, reviews and endorses training resources, position papers and guidelines in the areas of allergy, and other immune diseases for health professionals.

ASCIA develops, reviews and endorses educational resources and training resources for people to access reliable and up to date information on allergy and other immune diseases.

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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of immune and allergic diseases, including asthma.

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Vasculitis disorders - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Vasculitis disorders result from inflammation of blood vessels, are relatively rare and can affect people of all ages. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (previously known as Wegeners granulomatosis) is the most common form of vasculitis and affects around 5 in a million people.

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Eczema - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Eczema occurs in around 1 in 5 infants, but usually improves during the teenage years. Most patients either have or will develop other allergies with age.

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Allergen minimisation - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergies are very common in Australia and New Zealand, affecting around 20% of people at some time in their lives. There are many different allergic diseases, with symptoms ranging from mild hay fever to potentially life threatening Anaphylaxis. Allergy is also one of the major factors associated with the cause and persistence of asthma.

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Transitioning from paediatric to adult care - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Checklist to help you transition to adult care if you have allergies and are at risk of anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).

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Orofacial granulomatosis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG: also known as Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, Cheilitis Granulomatosis, and Schuermann`s Glossitis Granulomatosa) is an uncommon inflammatory condition effecting the face and lips.

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Fish - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The ASCIA diet sheet general information should be printed in conjunction with the ASCIA diet sheet for fish.

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Treenut - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

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Adrenaline for severe allergies - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is a natural hormone released in response to stress. When injected, adrenaline rapidly reverses the effects of anaphylaxis by reducing throat swelling, opening the airways, and maintaining heart function and blood pressure. Anaphylaxis is a potentially life threatening, severe allergic reaction and should always be treated as a medical emergency. Adrenaline injected into the outer mid-thigh muscle is the first line treatment for anaphylaxis.

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Common myths about allergy and asthma exposed - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergies and asthma are very common in Australia and New Zealand. Around 1 in 5 people will develop allergies some time during their life, and about 1 in 10 will develop asthma.

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