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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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Is it allergic rhinitis (hay fever)? - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Allergic rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) affects around 18% of people in Australia and New Zealand. It can affect children and adults.

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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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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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Hives (urticaria) - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Hives (the common term for urticaria), are pink or red itchy rashes, that may appear as blotches or raised red lumps (wheals) on the skin.

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What is a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Clinical immunology/allergy specialists identify and treat the diseases that result from abnormalities of the immune system.

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

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