Quick Take: When to consider allergy referral, part 1: Asthma

July 1, 2006

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) recently published guidelines for referring patients to an allergist/immunologist.1 The recommendations address topics such as rhinitis, asthma, cough, anaphylaxis, dermatitis, urticaria, and food allergy.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) recently published guidelines for referring patients to an allergist/immunologist.1 The recommendations address topics such as rhinitis, asthma, cough, anaphylaxis, dermatitis, urticaria, and food allergy.

The Table presented here summarizes the AAAAI's suggestions for referring patients with asthma.

References:

REFERENCE


1. Leung D, Schatz M, eds. Consultation and referral guidelines citing the evidence: how the allergist/immunologist can help.

J Allergy Clin Immunol.

2006;117(suppl): S495-S523.

Table - When to refer patients with asthma to an allergist/immunologist