ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Allergy

Jul 1, 2012 Issue
School-Based Management of Food Allergies in Children [Editorials]

For children with potentially life-threatening food allergies, the school environment can present significant management challenges. A substantial proportion of food allergy reactions occur in school, and these reactions can be fatal.


Jul 1, 2012 Issue
Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Food Allergy Guidelines [Article]

Patients with suspected food allergies are commonly seen in clinical practice. Although up to 15 percent of parents believe their children have food allergies, these allergies have been confirmed in only 1 to 3 percent of all Americans. Family physicians must be able to separate true food allergies ...


Nov 15, 2011 Issue
Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management [Article]

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction that is almost always unanticipated and may lead to death by airway obstruction or vascular collapse. Anaphylaxis occurs as the result of an allergen response, usually immunoglobulin E–mediated, which leads to mast cell and basoph...


Jul 15, 2011 Issue
A Diagnostic Approach to Pruritus [Article]

Pruritus can be a symptom of a distinct dermatologic condition or of an occult underlying systemic disease. Of the patients referred to a dermatologist for generalized pruritus with no apparent primary cutaneous cause, 14 to 24 percent have a systemic etiology. In the absence of a primary skin lesio...


Jun 15, 2011 Issue
NIAID Releases Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy [Practice Guidelines]

Food allergy can be difficult to diagnose. Because diagnosis and management options vary, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) helped develop guidelines to provide physicians with “best practices” for diagnosing and treating patients with food allergy.


Jun 1, 2011 Issue
Chronic Unilateral Preauricular Rash [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


May 1, 2011 Issue
Urticaria: Evaluation and Treatment [Article]

Urticaria involves intensely pruritic, raised wheals, with or without edema of the deeper cutis. It is usually a self-limited, benign reaction, but can be chronic. Rarely, it may represent serious systemic disease or a life-threatening allergic reaction. Urticaria has a lifetime prevalence of approx...


Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Latex Allergy [Article]

The prevalence of latex allergy in the general population is low; however, the risk of developing latex allergy is higher in persons with increased latex exposure, such as health care workers or persons who work in the rubber industry. Children with spina bifida and others who undergo multiple surge...


Jun 15, 2008 Issue
Food Allergies: Detection and Management [Article]

Family physicians play a central role in the suspicion and diagnosis of immunoglobulin E-mediated food allergies, but they are also critical in redirecting the evaluation for symptoms that patients are falsely attributing to allergies. Although any food is a potential allergen, more than 90 percent ...


Sep 1, 2005 Issue
Itchy Plaques on the Abdomen [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Pages: Previous 1 2 3 4 Next


Email Alerts

Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents.

Sign Up Now