Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology Clinical Guidelines
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.
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.
Guide for Managing Asthma in Children
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
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.
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.
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.
Hypoallergenic Infant Formulas, the policy statement currently supported
by the section.
in March 2007 Pediatrics)
Epinephrine for First-Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
Pediatric Nutrition Handbook, 5th Edition
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.