The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice 2017 Year in Review

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. Mar-Apr 2018;6(2):328-352. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.12.016. Epub 2018 Feb 1.


An impressive number of clinically impactful studies and reviews were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice in 2017. As a service to our readers, the editors provide this Year in Review article to highlight and contextualize the advances published over the past year. We include information from articles on asthma, allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, immunotherapy, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug hypersensitivity, urticarial/angioedema, eosinophilic disorders, and immunodeficiency. Within each topic, epidemiologic findings are presented, relevant aspects of prevention are described, and diagnostic and therapeutic advances are enumerated. Treatments discussed include behavioral therapy, allergen avoidance therapy, positive and negative effects of pharmacologic therapy, and various forms of immunologic and desensitization management. We hope this review will help readers consolidate and use this extensive and practical knowledge for the benefit of patients.

Keywords: Allergy; Anaphylaxis; Angioedema; Asthma; Atopic dermatitis; Contact dermatitis; Drug allergy; Eosinophilia; Eosinophilic esophagitis; Food allergy; Immunodeficiency; Immunotherapy; Rhinitis; Rhinosinusitis; Urticaria.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Immune System Diseases* / epidemiology
  • Immune System Diseases* / therapy
  • Rhinitis* / epidemiology
  • Rhinitis* / therapy
  • Sinusitis* / epidemiology
  • Sinusitis* / therapy