Rhinitis and asthma in athletes: an ARIA document in collaboration with GA2LEN.


This consensus document is aimed at reviewing evidence that the rhinitis-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).

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@article{Bonini2006RhinitisAA, title={Rhinitis and asthma in athletes: an ARIA document in collaboration with GA2LEN.}, author={Sergio Bonini and Matteo Bonini and Jean Bousquet and Vito Brusasco and Giorgio Walter Canonica and Kai-H{\aa}kon Carlsen and Lorenzo Corbetta and Julia Cummiskey and Luis Delgado and Stefano R Del Giacco and Tari Haahtela and Susannah Jaeger and Carlo Moretti and Paolo Palange and Giovanni Passalacqua and Desiderio Passali and Bente Klarlund Pedersen and Todor A Popov and Guido Rasi and Maria Teresa Ventura and Antonio Maurizio Vignola}, journal={Allergy}, year={2006}, volume={61 6}, pages={681-92} }