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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 immune and allergic diseases, including asthma.

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

The mission of ASCIA is to advance the science and practice of clinical immunology and allergy, by promoting education and the highest standard of ethical medical practice.

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, asthma and immune diseases.

ASCIA develops, reviews and endorses training resources, position papers and guidelines in the areas of allergy, asthma and 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, asthma and immune diseases.

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Last reviewed: August 2018

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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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Glossary of allergy terms - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Glossary of Terms

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Insect and Tick Allergy - 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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Allergen immunotherapy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergen immunotherapy changes the way the immune system reacts to allergens, by switching off allergy.

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

Angioedema is a condition in which small blood vessels leak fluid into the tissues, causing swelling. There is no known cure, however it may be possible to prevent the swelling with medications. Wheal like swellings on the surface of the skin are called hives (urticaria). Angioedema involves swelling deeper in the tissues. Allergy is a very rarely the cause of isolated angioedema (swelling without any other symptoms).

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About ASCIA e-training - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

About ASCIA e-training

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What is allergy? - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergy occurs when a person`s immune system reacts to substances in the environment that do not bother most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in house dust mites, pets, pollen, moulds and foods.

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Asthma Issues: sport, travel, and pregnancy - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Many patients with asthma run into trouble when they play sport. They may also be concerned about the use of asthma medications when pregnant or travelling.

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Allergic reactions to aspirin and other pain killers - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Aspirin has long been used to reduce pain from inflammation (redness and swelling) and injury, as well as fever. Although it was originally isolated from plants in the early 1800's, aspirin is now made synthetically. A number of similar synthetic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) have also been introduced.

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

The ASCIA diet sheet general information should be printed in conjunction with the ASCIA diet sheets for cows milk protein (dairy), egg and soy allergy.

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