The world of urticarial pathophysiology and dermal manifestations of allergy and urticaria has always fascinated me – although I have found that clinically defining some of the finer sub-divisions allergic and non-allergic urticarias can be a little taxing (see causes mnemonic FIT MID CHIMP) To add more confusion to the mix, I thought I might introduce some […]
Could false alarmin be the missing link in the rise of food allergies and the anaphylactic march?
Anaphylaxis is increasingly common. The patient population death rate for anaphylaxis is Australia in 2013 was over double that reported in the UK
A 76 year-old man presents with a florid spreading violaceous rash over most of his body – Palpable Purpura – What is your differential diagnosis?
Is it safe to give a patient frusemide if he has an allergy to sulfa drugs? Are you feeling slightly immunologically discombobulated? The answer’s here.
A 33 year old caucasian female presented to the emergency department following minor trauma to her upper lip. Traumatic Angioedema?
Last week’s Rorschach test is revealed for what it is, and a new F.UCEM is inducted into the hall of infamy.
Top 10 pearls and pitfalls on the management of anaphylaxis.