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Title: Allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma update (ARIA 2008) - western and Asian-Pacific perspective
Authors: Ruby Pawankar
Chaweewan Bunnag
Yuzhi Chen
Takeshi Fukuda
You Young Kim
Lan Thi Tuyet Le
Thi Thu le Huong
Robyn E. O'Hehir
Ken Ohta
Pakit Vichyanond
De Yun Wang
Nanshan Zhong
Nikolai Khaltaev
Jean Bousquet
Nippon Medical School
Mahidol University
Capital Institute of Pediatrics
Dokkyo University
Seoul National University College of Medicine
University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Nhan Dan Gia Dinh Hospital
Monash University
Teikyo University School of Medicine
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Guangzhou Medical University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2009
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology. Vol.27, No.4 (2009), 237-243
Abstract: The prevalence of allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma is markedly increasing worldwide as societies adopt western life styles. Allergic sensitization is an important risk factor for asthma and AR, and asthma often co-exists with AR. An estimated 300 million people worldwide have asthma, about 50% of whom live in developing countries and about 400 million people suffer from AR. Yet, AR is often under-diagnosed and under-treated due to a lack of appreciation of the disease burden and its impact on quality of life, as well as its social impact at school and at the workplace. However, AR with or without asthma is a huge economic burden. Thus, there was clearly a need for a global evidence-based document which would highlight the interactions between the upper and lower airways including diagnosis, epidemiology, common risk factors, management and prevention. The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) document was first published in 2001 as a state-of-the-art guide-line for the specialist, the general practitioner and other health care professionals. Subsequent new evidence regarding the pathomechanisms, new drugs and increased knowledge have resulted in the publication of the ARIA 2008 update. The present review summarizes the ARIA update with particular emphasis on the current status of AR and asthma in the Asia-Pacific region and discusses the Western and Asian perspective.
ISSN: 0125877X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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