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Drug Allergy

Episode 56: Penicillin Allergy: Often Suspected, Rarely Confirmed Khan

Drug allergy expert David A. Khan, MD, FAAAAI, discusses how our understanding and evaluation of penicillin allergy has rapidly evolved in recent years. Listen now to learn why the vast majority of people with suspected penicillin allergy are not truly allergic and how we can clarify. You’ll also hear about National Penicillin Allergy Day, a key event to raise awareness around the impact of carrying a penicillin allergy label and how it affects a patient’s healthcare treatment. (September 14, 2021)

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CMEEpisode 46: A Practical Approach to Drug Allergy Banerji

Aleena Banerji, MD, FAAAAI, joins us to discuss the diagnosis and management of drug allergy. Listen to this CME episode to hear one of the world’s leading drug allergy experts offer pearls of wisdom and actionable approaches that anyone can put into place when evaluating suspected drug allergy. 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is available with this episode through 4/28/22. Click here to complete the assessment and claim credit. Also available in the above link are resources for professionals and patients. (April 29, 2021)

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Practical Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Drug Hypersensitivity: Specific Drugs
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Episode 13: Children with Recurrent Infections: What's Normal and When to WorryHernandez-Trujillo

In this episode, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD, FAAAAI, gives a primer on evaluating children who seem to be sick more than the average child. Spoiler alert: Before even thinking about testing, a detailed clinical history, comorbid conditions and environmental factors and a wide ranging differential diagnosis must all be considered. Testing, especially which types of tests to consider, is covered in detail as well. (The CME offering has expired.) (August 27, 2019)

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Episode 5: Ask the Researcher: Delabeling Penicillin Allergy Through Oral ChallengesJerschow

Elina Jerschow, MD, FAAAAI, joins the podcast to discuss her latest research study. By giving amoxicillin to patients with a history of reported mild reactions to penicillin, Dr. Jerschow demonstrated that 97% of patients could safely receive penicillin again. This is a useful episode for allergists, primary care providers and anyone with their own suspected penicillin allergy. (March 24, 2019)

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Episode 4: Penicillin Allergies: Over-diagnosed and Under-addressedBlumenthal

Are you among the 10% of the population who report having a penicillin allergy? This patient centered episode discusses why 90% of those who report a penicillin allergy are not truly allergic. Listen to expert Kimberly G. Blumenthal, MD, MSc, FAAAAI, discuss the complicated reasons why penicillin allergies are over-reported and the many ways in which this can be addressed. This information packed episode is useful for patients, the general public and medical professionals. (February 10, 2019)

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