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Keywords:

  • nomenclature;
  • allergology;
  • pneumology;
  • terminology

As authors tend to use different terms for the same entity or meaning, it may be the time for a uniformly use terminology in allergology and pneumology. The proposals reflect personal suggestions and are not authorized by any consensus conference, task force or specialized society. Presented are proposals for concepts– it was not intended to give definitions, which would open an even broader field of differing opinions. To avoid misunderstandings and to standardize scientific language, it seems sensible to agree on a single term – even if several alternatives are possible.