2702: Confounders of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS): Approaches to the Symptomatic Patient When the Criteria for MCAS Are Not Met
Patients can present for workup of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with a myriad of symptoms which appear to meet the first criterion for MCAS, i.e. typical clinical signs of severe, recurrent episodic systemic mast cell activation. But in many cases, despite having significant symptoms and some evidence for mast cell activity, the criteria for MCAS are not met. Confounding the work up is that there are conditions that produce similar symptoms but present no evidence for mast cell activation. This session will discuss differential diagnoses and conditions considered in these cases.
Credit claiming for this activity will be available through December 31, 2021. Requests to claim credit on or after January 1, 2022 will be subject to an administrative fee.
- Nurse Practitioners
- Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Review the current criteria for the diagnosis of mast cell activation syndrome
- Discuss the differential diagnoses for this condition
- Discuss the management and treatment of patients with MCAS
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to1.00 Contact Hours.
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- 1.00 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 1.00 CECE credit.
- 1.00 CMECME credit.
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