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Information for Patients, Consumers and Carers

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the peak professional society of clinical immunology and allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand.  ASCIA has been developing information for patients, consumers and carers since the year 2000.   This information is:

  • Developed by ASCIA committees or working parties, then peer reviewed by the ASCIA membership.
  • Based on expert opinion and the available published medical literature at the time of review. 
  • Developed without any funding from commercial sources and is not influenced by commercial organisations.
  • Regularly reviewed by ASCIA and updated where necessary, to ensure the content is consistent with current published medical literature. 
  • Available at no charge from the ASCIA website.
  • Not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

The objectives are to:

  • Create greater awareness and understanding of allergy, asthma and other immune diseases: their impact, and appropriate (medically and scientifically proven) management options.
  • Help people recognise the symptoms of allergy, asthma and other immune diseases.
  • Inform people of medically and scientifically proven methods for assessment, treatment and prevention.
  • Improve the quality of life for people with allergy, asthma or other immune diseases.
  • Assist patients, carers and their doctors to make informed choices about management of immune disorders.


About Allergy
Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever) and Sinusitis
Allergy prevention
Allergy testing
Allergy treatment
Asthma and allergy
Food allergy
Food other adverse reactions
Immune deficiencies
Insect allergy (bites and stings)
Medication Allergy
Other allergies
Skin allergy


Content updated October 2014

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