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AAP Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Guidelines

Allergen Immunotherapy: A practice parameter
This practice guideline was authored by the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters and endorsed by the AAP. January 2003, Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.

AAP-Endorsed Guidelines
The following resources are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For more information about these resources, please contact the Section on Allergy and Immunology.

On Asthma
Guide for Managing Asthma in Children
This guide is intended to help pediatricians, primary care physicians, and other clinicians/health care professionals diagnose and manage patients with allergic diseases. It was developed by the Pediatric Asthma Committee, a multidisciplinary and multi-organizational group of US asthma and health care experts, including an AAP representative. The guide includes the "recommendations from the NHLBI Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma - Update on Selected Topics." Download this guide from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Web site or request it by mail (for a fee) by calling 414/272-6071.

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma––Update on Selected Topics 2002
Learn more about the document the AAP has accepted as its policy on the diagnosis and management of asthma, including how to obtain your own copy.

On Allergic Disorders
The Allergy Report
This 3-volume document provides guidance on the clinical management of allergic disorders, examines barriers to effective care, and addresses future research needs for allergy mechanisms and clinical approaches to treatment for both adults and children. The report was produced as part of the Disorders: Promoting Best Practice initiative for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, and its pediatric components were endorsed by the AAP in May 2001. A Task Force on Allergic Disorders composed of an AAP representative and other experts representing various health care organizations and policy decision-makers helped develop the document.

Policy Statements and Clinical Reports
The Section on Allergy and Immunology provides consultation to the AAP Board of Directors on related issues and works with various AAP Committees, such as the committees on drugs, sports medicine, and school health, to provide comments on official AAP policies in these areas. Policy statements and clinical guidance on certain important topics or issues in the area of allergy and immunology as it relates to children are generated periodically by the section, sometimes in conjunction with other AAP sections or committees.
Review Hypoallergenic Infant Formulas, the policy statement currently supported by the section.

NEW Clinical Report:
(Published in March 2007 Pediatrics)
Self-injectable Epinephrine for First-Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

Physician Manuals

AAP Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 5th Edition
The latest pediatric nutrition information on infancy through adolescence, this book provides helpful charts, informative tables, detailed requirements/ metabolism of specific nutrients, plus methods of assessing nutritional status. In addition, the chapter on food sensitivities addresses the topic of allergies.

The information contained in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. Your pediatrician may recommend variations in treatment based on individual facts and circumstances. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the AAP. Reprinted articles do not represent official AAP policy and should not be taken as such.

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