Review Articles in Allergy and Immunology

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Assistant Professor at University of Chicago
Reviewer: S. Randhawa, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Assistant Professor at NSU

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Practical guide for allergy and immunology - a set of free open access review articles covers the major topics in the specialty, by the CSACI


Skin Testing

Allergy Testing. AFP, 2002.


Allergen Immunotherapy. AFP, 2004.
Allergen injection immunotherapy. John M Weiner. MJA 2006; 185 (4): 234.
Allergy Immunotherapy for Primary Care Physicians. The American Journal of Medicine - Volume 119, Issue 10 (October 2006). Link via MDConsult.
Position Statement on the Administration of Immunotherapy Outside of the Prescribing Allergist Facility. ACAAI.
Use of Immunotherapy in a Primary Care Office. AFP, 1998.
Safe allergen immunotherapy. Postgrad Med, 1996.


An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry. AFP, 2004.
When should a methacholine challenge be ordered for a patient with suspected asthma? (PDF file). CCJM, 01/2008.
Spirometry Training Guide. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC.
APDIM E-Learning Task Force: Cardiac Auscultation, Chest X-Rays, Electrocardiograms, Patient Images (Dermatology), Pulmonary Function Tests, 2009.


Diagnosis and treatment of asthma in childhood: a consensus report by AAAAI and EAACI. Allergy 63 (1), 5–34, 2007.
Managing Asthma in Children, Part 1: Making the Diagnosis, Assessing Severity. Consultant for Pediatricians. Vol. 8 No. 5, May 18, 2009.
Understanding Pediatric Asthma: Dana's Case. Medscape, 01/2008.
An Approach to Interpreting Spirometry. AFP, 2004.
Audio lecture: PFTs. Podcasting Project for the UT Internal Medicine Residency Program, 12/2007.
When should a methacholine challenge be ordered for a patient with suspected asthma? (PDF file). CCJM, 01/2008.
Near-Fatal Asthma: Recognition and Management. Medscape, 02/2008.
Safety of Long-acting Beta-agonists in Asthma: A Review. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine, Medscape, 02/2008.
Asthma Update: Part I. Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Prevention of Disease Progression. AFP, 2004.
Asthma Update: Part II. Medical Management. AFP, 2004.
Leukotriene Inhibitors in the Treatment of Allergy and Asthma, AFP, 2007.
New Strategies in the Medical Management of Asthma. AFP, 1998.
Developing and Communicating a Long-Term Treatment Plan for Asthma. AFP, 2000.
Management of Asthma in Children. AFP, 2001.

Allergic Rhinitis

Diagnostic Tools In Rhinology - EAACI position paper - free full text, 2011.
Treatment Options for the Management of Perennial Allergic Rhinitis, With a Focus on Intranasal Corticosteroids. Southern Medical Journal and Medscape, 08/2007.
Rhinitis and asthma: united airway disease. Janet Rimmer and John W Ruhno. MJA 2006; 185 (10): 565-571.
Guidelines Updated for Diagnosis and Treatment of Rhinitis. Laurie Barclay. Medscape.
The Diagnosis and Management of Rhinitis: An Updated Practice Parameter. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 122, Issue 2, Supplement (August 2008).

Ocular Allergy

Vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Denis Wakefield and Peter J McCluskey. MJA 2006; 185 (9): 523.

Food Allergy

Food allergy in childhood. Katrina J Allen, David J Hill and Ralf G Heine. MJA 2006; 185 (7): 394-400.
Manifestations of Food Allergy: Evaluation and Management. AFP, 1999.
Treatment of Food Allergies Reviewed. Medscape, 06/2008.

Skin Conditions

Treatment Options for Atopic Dermatitis. AFP, 2007.
Allergy and the skin: eczema and chronic urticaria. Constance H Katelaris and Jane E Peake. MJA 2006; 185 (9): 517-522.
Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment. AFP, 1999.
Atopic Dermatitis. NEJM Review, 04/2008.
Toxic epidermal necrolysis. StudentBMJ, 04/2008.


Eosinophilic disorders. Current reviews of allergy and clinical immunology/Series. JACI, 2007.
Eosinophilic oesophagitis. Alyson Kakakios and Ralf G Heine. MJA 2006; 185 (7): 401.


Anaphylaxis: diagnosis and management. Simon G A Brown, Raymond J Mullins and Michael S Gold. MJA 2006; 185 (5): 283-289.


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Drug Hypersensitivity

Drug hypersensitivity. Francis C K Thien. MJA 2006; 185 (6): 333-338.
Adverse Drug Reactions: Types and Treatment Options. AFP, 2003.


Primary antibody deficiencies (PAD) - Review in European Journal of Pediatrics, 2011.
Common Variable Immunodeficiency: A Multifaceted And Puzzling Disorder. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, Medscape, 2009.

Insect Stings

Stinging Insect Allergy. AFP, 2003.
Anaphylaxis to stings and bites. Robert J Heddle. MJA 2006; 185 (5): 290.


Advances in basic and clinical immunology in 2011 - JACI free full text, 2012.

Latex Allergy

Latex allergy. Constance H Katelaris. MJA 2006; 185 (6): 339.
Latex Allergy. AFP, 1998.


Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergic disease: the basics. Jo A Douglass and Robyn E O’Hehir. MJA 2006; 185 (4): 228-233.
Hypereosinophilic syndromes. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2007, 2:37doi:10.1186/1750-1172-2-37.

Published: 08/06/2007
Updated: 02/14/2012

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