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Allergy-Immunology

Podcast #171: Reiter’s Syndrome

Run Time:  5 minutes Author: Peter Bakes M.D. Educational Pearls: Case presentation: 18 year old otherwise healthy male presents to the ED complaining of neck stiffness, headache, and right ankle irritation. The patient recently traveled to Italy in an area endemic of Lyme Disease. The patient 2 weeks prior had a viral infection w/ rhinorrhea…

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Podcast #81: Angioedema

Run Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Nicholas Hatch Educational Pearls: Angioedema is usually caused by an allergic reaction and can be induced by ACE inhibitors as well as tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). Angioedema is caused by the build up of bradykinins resulting in the leaking of capillaries and swelling of tissue. TPA-induced angioedema is reported to…

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Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Jared Scott Educational Pearls: Urticaria means “burning nettles” in Latin. Lymph nodes release immunoglobulin IgE and IgG, which trigger mast cells located all over the body to release histamines. Along with the well-known acute urticaria, there are chronic types of urticaria, which last longer than six weeks. There are…

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