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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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This information was originally published on healthdirect - ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.

Last reviewed: August 2020

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Action Plan for Anaphylaxis

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First Aid Plan for Anaphylaxis (EpiPen autoinjectors)

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Adrenaline Autoinjectors Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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Allergic conjunctivitis usually causes mild to moderate symptoms, including redness, which respond to non medicated treatment. However, sometimes symptoms can be extremely severe and debilitating with swelling of the eyelids and conjunctivae and a sensation of grittiness and burning.

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Autoimmune Diseases - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

1. Autoimmune diseases are a broad range of more than 80 related disorders that range from common to rare. They affect around 5% of people and are one of the most important chronic health problems in Australia and New Zealand. Common autoimmune diseases such as thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes affect more than 1% of people. Lupus (SLE) affects less than 0.1% of people and is more common and severe in Indigenous Australians, Polynesians and people descended from South East Asia.

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