Category: Education

Timely consultations relevant for family medicine, primary care, and general internal medicine topics for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents. Offering CME credit for most episodes at https://ce.mayo.edu/podcast. Produced by @MayoMedEd.

Allergies and Anaphylaxis

October 20, 2020

Guest: James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D. (@jameslimd

Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD

The topic of anaphylaxis is reviewed including its causes, management and potential complications by James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D., an allergist from the Division of Allergic Disease from the Mayo Clinic. Specific topics discussed include the following:

  • Truths vs. myths regarding anaphylaxis 
  • Common manifestations and presentations of anaphylaxis 
  • Triggers which more commonly produce an anaphylactic reaction 
  • Anaphylaxis in patients without a history of allergies 
  • When to use antihistamines in treating an allergic reaction 
  • When and how to prescribe epinephrine in treating patients with a history of allergic reactions 
  • Issues related to epinephrine auto-injectors 
  • Natural history of allergies over time 
  • Developments in peanut allergies 
  • Management of an anaphylactic reaction 

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