Skin Prick Tests and Blood Tests for Allergy in Young Children

‘Disagreement between skin prick tests and specific IgE in young children’ by A.M Schoos, B.l.k. Chawes, N. Folsgaard, N. Samandari, K. Bonnelykke, and H. Bisgaard.  This article appears as a pre-publication. It has been accepted by the journal ‘Allergy’. Of note, even as a pre-publication, it has been a very popular article. I presented this […]

November 6, 2014 · fleickly · No Comments
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Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Children vs. Adults

Eosinophilic esophagitis in children and adults: what is the same and what is different.  Straumann, Aceves, Blanchard, Collins, Furuta, Hirano, Schoepfer,Simon, and Simon This was a very interesting review article on a very frustrating clinical condition, Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE). There were nine authors from the United States and from Switzerland. The specialties represented by the […]

May 2, 2012 · fleickly · No 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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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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The Medical Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of the Medical Management Article by A. Carbone, A. Siu, and R. Patel in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2010 Volume 44: The medical management of atopic dermatitis This ‘website’ has an analytic program attached to it, Google Analytics (GA). With GA I get feedback regarding which pages or topics are […]

July 18, 2010 · fleickly · No Comments
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FPIES- Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a young lady with infantile FPIES. Both of her parents were with her for the evaluation.  The family alerted me to a contribution to the literature written by allergists for a condition that may not be commonly seen by an allergist. What I learned from that encounter […]

February 17, 2010 · fleickly · 26 Comments
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Food Allergy among Children in the United States – Article Review

Food Allergy among Children in the United States Authors: Amy Branum and Susan Lukacs Reference: Pediatrics Volume 124 (6) December 2009 This title caught my eye. The impression in clinical practice is that more and more children have food allergy. This article looks at the prevalence of food allergy in children. I wanted to get […]

December 1, 2009 · fleickly · 5 Comments
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Increase in Food Allergy in Children

Today’s Indianapolis Star (Sunday November 29, 2009) had an article “Researchers can’t explain rise in kids’ food allergies”. According to a study that will appear in the December issue of Pediatrics The number of children with food allergy is up to 18%. The information came from surveys of parents and health care organizations. This pre-publication […]

November 29, 2009 · fleickly · 3 Comments
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