The tale of the allergist's life: A series of interesting case reports
Author: Slavin, Raymond G.
Source: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings, Volume 29, Number 4, July-August 2008 , pp. 417-420(4)
Publisher: OceanSide Publications, Inc
Abstract:The practicing allergist has the unique opportunity to see an extraordinary variety of fascinating patients. Identifying the precise cause of the patient's complaints makes for a satisfying intellectual endeavor. This is exemplified by the description of nine cases seen in a university allergy clinic. The cases include uncommon pets such as monkey, hedgehog, and iguana; occupational allergens such as slime mold and nematodes; household exposure to spider and lady bugs; and recreational exposure to earthworms and algae. Instituting environmental control measures results in a gratifying response in the patient.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Division of Immunobiology, Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
Publication date: July-August 2008
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