AAAAI Statements and Work Group Reports

AAAAI statements are not to be construed as dictating an exclusive course of action; nor are they intended to replace the medical judgment of healthcare professionals. The unique circumstances of individual patients and environments are to be taken into account in any diagnosis and treatment plan. AAAAI statements reflect clinical and scientific advances as of the date of their publication and are subject to change.

Listed below are the current statements of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. These statements are divided into two categories: position statements and work group reports. 

Position Statements
Position statements of the AAAAI examine an aspect or aspects of clinical practice or research pertaining to allergic/immunologic disease, and through literature review and a consensus of experts, set forth a position designed to outline appropriate care or the appropriate application of research. They may also examine an issue related to allergic/immunologic disease and public policy, and articulate an ideological stance and steps to advance that position. They are well referenced and contain extensive bibliographies. Position statements serve as official statements of the AAAAI. Because of their weight, position statements are created only after careful discussion and review.

Work Group Reports
Work group reports provide further comment or clarification on appropriate methods of treatment or care. They are generally created by committees or work groups. The goal of work group reports is to aid practitioners in making patient decisions. They do not constitute official statements of the AAAAI, but serve to bring attention to key clinical or sometimes controversial issues. They contain a bibliography, but typically not one as extensive as that contained within a position statement.

Lifespan of AAAAI Statements
After five years from the date of publication, AAAAI position statements and work group reports are not to be considered to reflect current AAAAI standards or policy. The AAAAI maintains these statements in archives for the purpose of reference only.

 

Current Position Statements and Work Group Reports


Allergic Disease

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Primary prevention of allergic disease through nutritional interventions

January 2013

Work group report

 

Allergy/Immunology Workforce

Statement name

Published

Statement type

2012 AI Physician Workforce Report

March 2012

Other



Asthma

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Pest and allergen exposure and abatement in inner city asthma

March 2010

Work group report
 

Fungi and allergic lower respiratory tract diseases

February 2012 Work group report



Climate Change

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Climate change and our environment: the effect on respiratory and allergic disease

March 2013

Work group report

 

Drug Allergy

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Cephalosporin administration to patients with a history of penicillin allergy

May 2009

Work group report

 

Food Allergy

Statement name

Published

Statement type

AAAAI support of the EACCI paper on IgG4

May 2010

See attached*

 

General Health/Public Health

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Access to care

November 2004
Reaffirmed 2009

Position statement

 

Primary Immunodeficiency

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Use and interpretation of diagnostic vaccination in primary immunodeficiency

September 2012

Work group report

 

Skin Allergy

Statement name

Published

Statement type

Management of difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis

March 2013

Work group report


Archived Position Statements and Work Group Reports

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