The present document is the result of a consensus reached by a panel of experts from European and nonEuropean countries on Occupational Rhinitis (OR), a disease of emerging relevance, which has received little attention in comparison to occupational asthma. The document covers the main items of OR including epidemiology, diagnosis, management, socio-economic impact, preventive strategies and medicolegal issues. An operational definition and classification of OR tailored to that of occupational asthma, as well as a diagnostic algorithm based on steps allowing different levels of diagnostic evidence, are proposed. The needs for future research are pointed out. Key messages are issued for each item.

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Moscato, G, Vandenplas, O, Gerth van Wijk, R, Malo, J.L, Quirce, S, Walusiak, J, … Siracusa, A. (2008). Occupational rhinitis. Allergy (Vol. 63, pp. 969–980). doi:10.1111/j.1398-9995.2008.01801.x