ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Aug 1, 2015 Issue
Hand Washing Children's Dishes Associated with Fewer Allergies [POEMs]

These results add further credence to the idea that the gastrointestinal system plays a big role in the development of our immune system (i.e., the hygiene hypothesis). Washing children's bottles and eating utensils by hand instead of using an automatic dishwasher was associated with a lower risk of developing an allergic disorder.


May 1, 2015 Issue
A Geometric Summertime Rash [Photo Quiz]

A girl with a history of asthma and eczema presented with burning rash on her legs after exposure to limes.


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...


Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis [Article]

Allergic rhinitis is a common chronic respiratory illness that affects quality of life, productivity, and other comorbid conditions, including asthma. Treatment should be based on the patient’s age and severity of symptoms. Patients should be advised to avoid known allergens and be educated abou...


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