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Allergy and Autoimmune Disease Resources for Healthcare Providers

Patient Case Studies and Asthma Education

Allergies, autoimmune diseases, and asthma can be difficult to diagnose and manage. Resources such as patient case studies, white papers, task force recommendations, and more can help shed light on these conditions.

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Peanut components: When it comes to peanut allergy, precision and proteins matter
After a reaction, Tim’s parents removed peanut from his diet without having him tested. Find out how specific IgE testing can show if he has a clinical peanut allergy.
Outgrowing egg allergy: Identifying a patient whose egg allergy is resolving
Jill’s parents removed egg from her diet without ever having her tested. See how specific IgE testing may help determine if she can now tolerate egg.
Baked Egg: Improving characterization and management of egg allergic patients
Andrea and Sylvia were both diagnosed with egg allergies as infants. Will their test results change over time?
Outgrowing Egg Allergy: Tracking the development of egg tolerance over time
Charlie was diagnosed with an egg allergy as an infant, but recently ate egg without having a reaction. See how specific IgE testing may help determine if he can now tolerate egg.
Persistent egg allergy: Evaluate and enforce the risk
Thomas has suffered severe reactions due to an egg allergy several times. Find out how allergen sensitization testing can help him take his allergy seriously.
Milk components: Improved risk assessment when testing with allergen components
Alice has been diagnosed with a milk allergy—see how allergen sensitization testing can determine how likely she is to tolerate milk now.
Peanut allergy and cross-reactivity: Differentiating between symptoms caused by clinical peanut allergy and symptoms caused by cross-reactivity
Caroline and Emma were both diagnosed with peanut allergy. Find out how allergen sensitization testing can show if either of them runs an increased risk of severe reaction to peanuts.
Peanut, tree nut, and pollen: Better peanut allergy risk assessment when testing with allergen components
See how allergen sensitization testing helped Rudi determine his risk of severe reaction to peanut and tree nuts.
Milk allergy nuance: Making a precise assessment in the case of milk allergy
Antonio and Isabel were both diagnosed with milk allergy. But allergies can change over time—can either of them now tolerate milk?
Baked milk: Identifying patients who can tolerate baked milk
Elizabeth is allergic to milk, but may now be able to eat foods containing baked milk without an allergic reaction. See how allergen sensitization testing can help her get answers.
Hazelnut and Cross-Reactivity: Help patients understand their hazelnut allergy and symptoms due to cross-reactivity
After eating a bowl of cereal, 8-year-old Sophie was covered in large hives. Discover how allergen sensitization testing helped discover the cause of her reaction.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Differentiating between forms of crippling arthritis
At 32 years old, Emma is experiencing joint pain and fatigue. See how serological testing can help confirm a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The Allergy and Asthma Task Force Recommendations: The Practical Application of Allergic Trigger Management to Improve Asthma Outcomes
Authors: Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP; Christine W. Wagner, APRN, MSN, AE-C; Allan Luskin, MD; Len Fromer, MD, FAAFP; Randall Brown, MD, MPH; Andrew Liu, MD; AE-C; Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH; Ivor
Indoor Environmental Control Practices and Asthma Management
Authors: Elizabeth C. Matsui, MD, MHS, FAAP, Stuart L. Abramson, MD, PhD, AE-C, FAAP, Megan T. Sandel, MD, MPH, FAAP
Allergy Testing for Persons with Asthma Frequently Asked Questions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
Quick Reference Guide for the Allergy and Asthma Task Force Recommendations
A quick overview of the full recommendations for anyone short on time or in need of a refresher
Allergy Evaluation During Hospitalized Asthma Improves Disease Management Outcomes
Authors: James P. Brock, Eliezer Nussbaum, Tricia L. Morphew, Veerpal S. Sandhu, Nathan L. Marsteller, Brian S. Yang, Inderpal S. Randhawa
Adaptation of an Asthma Management Program to a Small Clinic
Authors: Kenny Yat-Choi Kwong, MD; Nasser Redjal, MD; Lyne Scott, MD; Marilyn Li, MD; Salima Thobani, MD; and Brian Yang, MS
In Vitro Serum Specific-IgE Testing Alone Reduces Healthcare Utilization and Costs in South Carolina Medicaid-Enrolled Members with Asthma
Author: Rick Shrouds, MD, Medical Director of Molina Healthcare, South Carolina
Alpha-Gal Syndrome: Taylor
Taylor, a 29-year-old woman with a history of intermittent hives, visits her healthcare provider after developing abdominal cramps followed by hives five hours after eating a cheeseburger.
Pork-Cat Syndrome: Abigail
Abigail, a 19-year-old woman, visits her healthcare provider for guidance on her chronic gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms associated with eating meat. See what testing reveals.
Celiac disease case study: benefits of an early diagnosis
Clara's gymnastics training was disrupted by troubling symptoms. Find out how an accurate diagnosis of celiac disease was reached, and whether Clara was able to continue her gymnastics career.