This paper is in memory of Maurizio Vignola who significantly contributed to it.
Rhinitis and asthma in athletes: an ARIA document in collaboration with GA2LEN
Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2006
Volume 61, Issue 6, pages 681–692, June 2006
How to Cite
Bonini, S., Bonini, M., Bousquet, J., Brusasco, V., Canonica, G. W., Carlsen, K.-H., Corbetta, L., Cummiskey, J., Delgado, L., Del Giacco, S. R., Haahtela, T., Jaeger, S., Moretti, C., Palange, P., Passalacqua, G., Passali, D., Pedersen, B. K., Popov, T., Rasi, G., Ventura, M. T. and Vignola, A. M. (2006), Rhinitis and asthma in athletes: an ARIA document in collaboration with GA2LEN. Allergy, 61: 681–692. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2006.01080.x
- Issue online: 5 MAY 2006
- Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2006
- Accepted for publication 18 January 2006
This consensus document is aimed at reviewing evidence that the rhinits-asthma links have peculiar features in athletes. Beside a review of epidemological data on the high prevalence of rhinitis and asthma in athletes, the effects on intense physical exercise on the immune system and repiratory functions are discussed, with special reference to the role of allergens and pollutants. In extending the Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) recommendations to athletes, the issue is addressed of adapting diagnosis and management to criteria set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and regulations adopted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).