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Rev Alerg Mex. 2019 Apr-Jun;66(2):263-268. doi: 10.29262/ram.v66i2.628.

[MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel Network), a mobile App with ARIA's comprehensive solution in Spanish-speaking countries].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Fundación Clínica Médica Sur, Centro de Excelencia en Asma y Alergia, Ciudad de México, México.


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Although there are high quality clinical guidelines about allergic rhinitis, many patients receive deficient treatment, partly due to the high level of self-medication. MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel Network) is an integral part of a project against chronic diseases which it is focused on active and healthy aging and is supported by the European Union. It forms the third phase of ARIA (Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma) in which, through a mobile app on a smart device, the purpose is to guide patients in the control of their multimorbidity, allergic rhinitis or conjunctivitis, or asthma. The "Allergy Diary" app by MACVIA-ARIA is free and it is available for Android and iOS; on it, patients indicate how unpleasant the symptoms are on a daily basis through five screens with an analogous visual scale; two more screens were recently added (sleep affectation). With the app, it is also possible to download the information of the "Allergy Diary" on the physician's computer through a QR code at the moment of the medical consultation. In this article, we review the first year of experience in Spain, Mexico and Argentina, where the Spanish version is used.


ARIA; Allergic conjunctivitis; Allergic rhinitis; Asthma; MASK-air; Mobile app; m-Health


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