AIM Virtual Patient - Multiple Episodes of Anaphylaxis (2015)
A 33-year-old male arrives at your office after a recent emergency department visit caused by a severe allergic reaction. You discover this was not the first time he has experienced an episode like this. How would you diagnose and treat this patient?
The AIM Virtual Patient series presents a series of simulated encounters with patients who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, an anaphylactic reaction. Challenge your ability to effectively diagnose and manage anaphylaxis in accordance with the best evidence on the subject by completing these cases, all found within the Anaphylaxis Education Learning Group.
Programmed by the AAAAI. Funded through an educational grant from sanofi-aventis U.S.
Allergist/Immunologists, primary care physicians, fellows-in-training in allergy/immunology, advanced practitioners working in allergy/immunology practices
1. Identify patients with recurrent idiopathic anaphylaxis
2. Outline the appropriate tests to accurately diagnose the source of the patient's anaphylactic reactions
3. Recognize factors that may increase the severity of an anaphylactic reaction in some patients
Phillip Lieberman, MD FAAAAI