Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

EAACI position paper on occupational rhinitis

By Gianna Moscato, Olivier Vandenplas, Roy Gerth Van Wijk, Jean-Luc Malo, Luca Perfetti, Santiago Quirce, Jolanta Walusiak, Roberto Castano, Gianni Pala, Denyse Gautrin, Hans De Groot, Ilenia Folletti, Mona Rita Yacoub and Andrea Siracusa


The present document is the result of a consensus reached by a panel of experts from European and non-European countries on Occupational Rhinitis (OR), a disease of emerging relevance which has received little attention in comparison to occupational asthma. The document covers the main items of OR including epidemiology, diagnosis, management, socio-economic impact, preventive strategies and medicolegal issues. An operational definition and classification of OR tailored on that of occupational asthma, as well as a diagnostic algorithm based on steps allowing for different levels of diagnostic evidence are proposed. The needs for future research are pointed out. Key messages are issued for each item

Topics: Review
Publisher: BioMed Central
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central

Suggested articles


  1. (1991). A: Is the clinical history a satisfactory means of diagnosing occupational asthma? Am Rev Respir Dis
  2. A: Upper airways involvement.
  3. (2001). Allergic rhinitis and its impact on asthma.
  4. (2004). Allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, and asthma: one airway disease. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am
  5. (1997). Commission: Information notices on diagnosis of occupational diseases.
  6. Definition and classification of asthma in the workplace.
  7. (2003). Definitions and types of work-related asthma: a nosological approach. Eur Respir J
  8. (1998). Diagnosis and management of rhinitis: complete guidelines of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
  9. (2006). Gautrin D: The definition of rhinitis and occupational rhinitis needs to be revisited. Acta Otolaryngol
  10. (2004). GW: An update on the asthma-rhinitis link. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol
  11. (2001). GW: The nose-lung interaction in allergic rhinitis and asthma: united airways disease. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol
  12. (2003). Links between rhinitis and asthma. Allergy
  13. (2000). Marabini A: Epidemiology of occupational rhinitis: prevalence, aetiology and determinants. Clin Exp Allergy
  14. (2002). Ng TP: Rhinitis: do diagnostic criteria affect the prevalence and treatment? Allergy
  15. (1986). Occupational asthma and rhinitis in occupational respiratory disease. US Department of Health and Human Services.
  16. (2003). Occupational rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
  17. (2006). Occupational rhinitis. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol
  18. (2006). Occupational upper airway disease. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol
  19. (2000). Preliminary criteria for the definition of allergic rhinitis: a systematic evaluation of clinical parameters in a disease cohort (I). Clin Exp Allergy
  20. (1994). Report on the diagnosis and management of rhinitis. International Rhinitis Management Working Group. Allergy
  21. (2001). Rhinitis and asthma: a continuum of disease? Clin Exp Allergy
  22. (2003). Rhinitis and asthma: evidence for respiratory system integration.
  23. (2005). TB: Occupational rhinitis: diagnostic criteria, relation to lower airway symptoms and IgE sensitization in bakery workers. Acta Otolaryngol
  24. (2003). The dilemma of occupational rhinitis: management options.
  25. (2006). The relation between asthma and allergic rhinitis. Lancet
  26. (2005). Togias A: Objective monitoring of nasal patency and nasal physiology in rhinitis.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.