These authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
Exercise-induced hypersensitivity syndromes in recreational and competitive athletes: a PRACTALL consensus report (what the general practitioner should know about sports and allergy)
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard
Volume 63, Issue 8, pages 953–961, August 2008
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Schwartz, L. B., Delgado, L., Craig, T., Bonini, S., Carlsen, K. H., Casale, T. B., Del Giacco, S., Drobnic, F., Van Wijk, R. G., Ferrer, M., Haahtela, T., Henderson, W. R., Israel, E., Lötvall, J., Moreira, A., Papadopoulos, N. G., Randolph, C. C., Romano, A. and Weiler, J. M. (2008), Exercise-induced hypersensitivity syndromes in recreational and competitive athletes: a PRACTALL consensus report (what the general practitioner should know about sports and allergy). Allergy, 63: 953–961. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2008.01802.x
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- Issue published online: 8 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2008
- Accepted for publication 26 April 2008
Exercise-induced (EI) hypersensitivity disorders are significant problems for both recreational and competitive athletes. These include EI-asthma, EI-bronchoconstriction, EI-rhinitis, EI-anaphylaxis and EI–urticaria. A group of experts from the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology met to discuss the pathogenesis of these disorders and how to diagnose and treat them, and then to develop a consensus report. Key words (exercise with asthma, bronchoconstriction, rhinitis, urticaria or anaphylaxis) were used to search Medline, the Cochrane database and related websites through February 2008 to obtain pertinent information which, along with personal reference databases and institutional experience with these disorders, were used to develop this report. The goal is to provide physicians with guidance in the diagnosis, understanding and management of EI-hypersensitivity disorders to enable their patients to safely return to exercise-related activities.