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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 is a member society of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) and the Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI). ASCIA is also affiliated with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) as a specialty society.

Vision and mission

ASCIA promotes and advances the study and knowledge of allergy and other immune diseases, including asthma. ASCIA is dedicated to informing health professionals and the community on allergy 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.

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. These include allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases.

How ASCIA can help

ASCIA provides accessible, consistent and evidence-based online resources, education and training on allergy and other immune diseases.

Information / help lines

  • Web: www.allergy.org.au
  • Email: info@allergy.org,au

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Last reviewed: August 2020

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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Action Plan for Allergic Reactions

This ASCIA Action Plan for Allergic Reactions is for people with mild to moderate allergies, who need to avoid certain allergens.

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

For use with EpiPen® adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis

For use with adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

ASCIA Guidelines Acute management of anaphylaxis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

ASCIA Acute Management of Anaphylaxis Guidelines

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

Allergy tests help to identify or confirm what allergens are causing allergy and/or asthma symptoms. Skin prick tests or blood tests measure allergen specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. A positive result indicates sensitivity to an allergen. However, test results cannot be used on their own and should only be considered together with a patient’s history of symptoms.

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

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an immune system disorder caused by an abnormal skin barrier, skin dryness and inflammation. People with eczema often have other allergic conditions, including food allergy, but food allergy does not cause eczema.

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Allergy Treatments - 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.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Asthma and anaphylaxis - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. People with asthma experience a narrowing of the airways due to inflammation in the lungs, which blocks the flow of air into and out of the lungs.

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