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  • Allergy News from Doctor's Guide
    5 star rating Allergy-related medical and pharmaceutical industry news. Includes product announcements and research developments from conferences, journals, and newswires. PSL Consulting Group, Inc.
    5 star rating REG Provides regularly updated links to abstracts and, if available, free or fee access full text articles released at respected online sources such as the New England Journal of Medicine or the Journal of the American Medical Association. Presented as one of's suite of medical specialty news web sites. Free registration.
  • Medpage Today Medical News - Allergies Immunology
    5 star rating Professional-level analysis of breaking medical stories widely reported in the consumer media. Physicians and other healthcare professionals obtain free CME credits by completing associated educational programs.
  • Allergies News and Alerts from Doctor's Guide
    4 star rating The latest medical news and information for patients and families plus links to allergy-related documents and websites. PSL Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Allergy Health eHeadlines
    4 star rating Daily allergy-related headline links from newspapers and wire services compiled by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Media Center
    4 star rating News and press releases that provide current information about allergic and immunologic diseases, statistical data, useful tips.
  • Medical News Today - Allergy
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Newsroom
    4 star rating Presents news, press releases, announcements of upcoming meetings, and monthly updates related to HIV/AIDS and other immunologic and communicable diseases, 1995-present. NIAID is one of the National Institutes of Health. .
  • Skin & Allergy News
    4 star rating REG A clinical practice newsletter that presents dermatology and allergy news, meeting reports, commentaries, editorials, drug updates, and reviews of current literature. Free registration. The International Medical News Group.
  • Allergy News from Online Medical News
    3 star rating A directory of weblinks to sites that offer specialty-related news for medical professionals and patients.
  • News
    3 star rating Original news updates and industry announcements. Sources include drug manuafacturers, equipment makers, the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, etc.
  • Science Daily News - Allergist
    3 star rating News releases regarding medical research developments from universities, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and other scientific institutions. These announcements present new discoveries in therapeutics and disease management. ScienceDaily Magazine.
  • Allergy and Immunology News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • Allergy News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.

Full Text / MultiMedia

  • "Allergy" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures that discuss the use of journal impact factors in quantitatively assessing the importance of medical journals based upon the frequency that their articles are cited. collected by the Google search service.
  • Allergic Disorders: Promoting Best Practice
    5 star rating A manual for primary care health professionals that presents the most recent science-based findings on the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders. Provides guidance on the clinical management of allergic disorders, examines the barriers to effective care, and addresses future research needs. The work was written by a 25 member task force that included representatives from AMA, NIAID, ACP/ASIM and 18 other medical, governmental and patient advocacy organizations. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • Allergy and Immunology Best Practice at Praxis
    5 star rating REG A collection of clinical reviews on immunologic and allergic disorders such as urticaria, insect bites, anaphylaxis, sinusitis, HIV, etc. Free registration. Praxis Press, Inc.
    5 star rating Allergy abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, clinical tools, and more.
  • Medslides Allergy & Immunology Powerpoint Slideshows
    3 star rating A collection of slideshows authored by medical faculty and clinicians.



  • Allergy and Asthma Disease Management Center
    5 star rating Timely, practical and important interactive information for physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and asthma. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
  • ALLSA Handbook of Practical Allergy
    5 star rating A handbook-type publication that contains position statements, facts, data, recommendations, and background information on the practical management of allergic patients in South Africa. Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutica. Allergy Society of South Africa.
  • eMedicine - Allergy and Immunology
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc. Fee registration.
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Hypersensitivity/Allergic Disorders
    5 star rating A section, from a hypertext presentation of the world's most popular medical textbook, which reviews the symptoms, diagnostic methods, laboratory tests, and treatment of allergic/hypersensitivity disorders. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: Immunology/Allergic Disorders
    5 star rating Concise sections present an overview of immune system disorders: etiology, symptoms, signs, laboratory tests, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis. Searchable, with hypertext links to related chapters. Merck & Co. Inc.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
    5 star rating The largest professional medical specialty organization representing allergists, clinical immunologists, allied health professionals, and other physicians with a special interest in allergy. AAAAI membership totals more than 6,000. This website includes news updates, announcements of professional meetings, guidelines, position statements, case studies, continuing education opportunities, and patient education materials.
  • Allergy and Immunology at
    5 star rating Selected weblinks to free, high quality, full text resources relevant to this specialty: clinical textbooks, news, and journal articles. Sponsored by Merck and Company.
  • American Association of Immunologists
    4 star rating The largest and most prestigious professional association of immunologists in the world. AAI's website includes information about the Association, news, meeting updates, graduate programs, grants, fellowships, job opportunities, a FASEB membership directory, and public teaching materials.
  • Allergy Society of South Africa
    4 star rating The website for ASSA includes professional-level reviews of allergic conditions including their etiology, diagnostic testing, prevention, and treatment.
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    4 star rating Includes information about the Institute, news & press releases, calendar of events, publications, reports of ongoing research, guidelines, clinical trials and programs, grants, employment opportunities, links to related web sites.
  • The World Allergy Organization
    4 star rating An international organization whose direct members are 54 national allergy and clinical immunology societies and 4 regional organizations from around the world. The 38,000 individual members of the national and regional organizations affiliated with the WAO are members through this connection. WAO's website includes educational programs, press releases, disease summaries and updates on all aspects of allergy.
  • Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    3 star rating Presents information about the Society, professional & patient/public information, practice guidelines, position statements, events & meetings, publications, links to related Web resources. In English and French.
  • Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
    3 star rating Presents socio-economic news, standards, meetings & workshops, practice parameters for the allergy/immunology practitioners, links to related web sites.
  • Allergy Medicine/Allergology Associations at Medbioworld
    2 star rating A comprehensive directory of weblinks for associations in this specialty.
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
    2 star rating Offers information about the Academy, news, meetings and events, patient information, publications, links to related web resources.
  • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    2 star rating Presents information about the Society, reports of activities, conferences, fellowships, professional resources, and information for patients.
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology
    2 star rating Presents information about the Academy, news, research projects, symposia & meetings, calendar of events, European CME standards.
  • Allergy, Asthma, Immunology of Rochester
    1 star rating Asthma and allergy managment notes, practice guidelines, statistics, and notes on issues relevant to the Allergist community. Presented online by the Allergy & Asthma Rochester Resource Center.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

Images, Path./Clinical


Patient Education

  • Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online
    5 star rating Includes information for patients, parents, physicians and the news media; allergy & asthma tests and quizzes, an allergist locator, a glossary, links to related web sites. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • Advice From Your Allergist
    4 star rating Patient information handouts on all types and aspects of allergy. Includes a glossary and links to related web sites. Searchable. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • Asthma and Other Allergic Diseases at Medem
    4 star rating A large collection of fact sheets and patient educatiobn documents on allergic diseases from major specialty medical societies and the American Medical Association.
  • The British Allergy Foundation
    3 star rating Includes short notes and FAQs on all aspects of allergy, allergens and allergy testing, publications, support network, selected links and contacts.
  • EFAnet - European Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations
    2 star rating This website, sponsored by an alliance of 33 organisations in 17 different countries, offers up-to-the-minute asthma and allergy news, summaries of the latest clinical studies, and medical reports. EFA newsletters present news from EFA member countries, topical discussions, and highlights from international meetings.
  • The Allergy Center
    2 star rating Patient-oriented descriptions of various, common allergies and related disorders, news, publications, FAQs, links to allergy-related web sites. Russel Roby, MD.


  • AIR-Allergy Internet Resources
    2 star rating Large collection of links to patient oriented web resources and sites including allergy tests, food allergies, asthma, latex allergy, kids' allergies, high fever, mailing lists and newsgroups.

Educational Materials

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Publications
    5 star rating Offers reports, news releases, fact sheets, and disease summaries. NIAID, NIH.
  • Symposium on Asthma and Allergy from Postgraduate Medicine
    5 star rating A collection of articles, published in May 2001, on asthma and allergy management. Postgraduate Medicine, McGraw/Hill.
  • Allergy/Hypersensitivity
    3 star rating Includes a brief overview of allergy testing and short notes on labolatory tests and IgE level in various allergic disorders. Department of Immunology, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals, UK.
  • Allergy & Clinical Immunology Courses
    2 star rating Presents tutorials on selected topics, such as anaphylaxis, urticaria, asthma management, angioedema, atopic dermatitis; for medical students. Division of Allergy/Immunology, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.
  • Internet Symposium on Food Allergens
    2 star rating Hyperlinked notes and articles by nutrition researchers regarding specific food allergens and their side effects, discussion forum, publications, journal index reviewing current literature, links to related web sites. Free subscription to eTOCs. Searchable. Department of Food Chemistry, University of Hamburg.



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