Archive for the ‘Allergy in Children’ Category

Exposures to Peanuts

Inadvertent exposures in children with peanut allergy This is an interesting article. This theme has appeared in the literature previously, here it is done on a much grander scale with over 1000 children in the study. For those families/patients who start on this scary journey of peanut allergy an article like this gives an overall […]

April 18, 2012 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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Allergy-Problems from a global perspective

The global problem of Allergy I came across a very interesting and powerful editorial that summarized many issues dealing with the worldwide problem of allergy. Allergy is a major health problem-clearly not in everyone and not in the majority of the population. Worldwide allergy affects 10-30% of people. As far as a single chronic clinical […]

February 2, 2012 · fleickly · No Comments
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Indy’s Child- Peanut Allergy Post

 An article, Understanding Peanut Allergies: Considering the factors before you become peanut-free, appears in this month’s Indy’s Child. I was interviewed for a program called ‘Riley Speaks’ and this was a topic of great interest. A few things to add. I prefer the use of the term ‘peanut-safe’ in deference to ‘peanut-free’. The terms safe and […]

December 11, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Allergy in Children, Food Allergies, Interesting articles, Peanut Allergy, Pediatric Allergy

Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

A notice today has taken a significant amount of uncertainty regarding egg allergy and the flu vaccine. We have seen a number of changes over the past few years. The flu vaccine-egg connection is going down the pathway that the MMR vaccination has taken. The most recent recommendation is that all children should get the […]

December 1, 2011 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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Skin Testing for Aeroallergens

Position Paper: Practical guide to skin prick tests in allergy to aeroallergens I was alerted to this article by my partner Dr. Vitalpur. It comes from Allergy (European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology) 2011 . The purpose of the article was to provide ‘pocket guidelines’ from a consensus report regarding the use of allergy skin […]

November 30, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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Oral Food Allergy Challenges

This is a very interesting article on food allergy. It involves the use of diagnostics used to declare ‘food allergy’ and how this declaration of a food allergy can be verified by doing a food challenge. This work was performed at National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The reference for this is – Oral Food […]

October 4, 2011 · fleickly · 8 Comments
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Food Allergy Epidemiology- Prevalence, Severity, Distribution, and Disparities. A Review.

Food Allergy Epidemiology in the United States The July issue of Pediatrics has an article entitled, ‘The Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States’ by R S Gupta, E E Springston, M R Warrier, B Smith, R Kumar, J Pongracic, and J L Holl. The bottom line from this work […]

July 28, 2011 · fleickly · One Comment
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Swimming and Asthma

All too often I hear in my allergy/asthma clinic about how a swimming pool affects the child’s breathing. The assumption is that the chlorine or mold is aggravating the respiratory tract. All too often the evaluation for mold allergy is negative and we would consider chlorine as a possible irritant for the inflamed, hyper-reactive airways. […]

May 23, 2011 · fleickly · 2 Comments
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Golden Rules of Pediatric Allergy- circa 1960

I was recently purging my files and came across this handout. Unfortunately there is no date, no author and there are no references for these statements. This was given to me during my pediatric clerkship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio). Pediatrics was my first clerkship. […]

May 9, 2011 · fleickly · No Comments
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