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Allergy-Immunology

Podcast #81: Angioedema

Run Time: 2 minutes Author: Dr. Nicholas Hatch Educational Pearls: Angioedema is usually caused by an allergic reaction and can be induced by ACE inhibitors as well as tissue plasminogen activator (TPA). Angioedema is caused by the build up of bradykinins resulting in the leaking of capillaries and swelling of tissue. TPA-induced angioedema is reported to…

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Podcast #11: Exotic Urticaria

Run Time: 5 minutes Author: Dr. Jared Scott Educational Pearls: Urticaria means “burning nettles” in Latin. Lymph nodes release immunoglobulin IgE and IgG, which trigger mast cells located all over the body to release histamines. Along with the well-known acute urticaria, there are chronic types of urticaria, which last longer than six weeks. There are…

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