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Table 1 Terminology and definitions1

From: Health-related quality of life among adolescents with allergy-like conditions – with emphasis on food hypersensitivity

Allergy-like conditions
Hypersensitivity Allergic diseases
  Asthma/wheezing Eczema/rash Rhino-conjunctivitis
Self-reported hypersensitivity, allergy or intolerance to food or other defined environmental substances. Self-reported asthma, wheezing or whistling in the chest. Self-reported recurrent eczema or itchy rash for at least six months. Self-reported sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose or itchy-watery eyes without a cold.
  1. 1Terminology according to ISAAC [3] and EAACI position paper [26].