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Hey #MedTwitter!!
This morning at our VA we had Chief @photon_ick give us a case of #ChronicSOB, where it turned out that the patient had #ABPA (#allergic bronchopulmonary #aspergillosis). It's a diagnosis we don't see too often, but one you'll definitely encounter here!! πŸ—οΈπŸ‘‡
This is an #allergic condition, with 2 main predisposing conditions: #asthma & #cysticfibrosis
It can be more rarely seen in other lung disease/immunodeficiencies, but without the right lung environment like this, it is almost NEVER seen!!
There is no universally accepted criteria, but the #ISHAM criteria is often used. Let's check it out!

Traditional obligatory criteria:
- Serum #IgE RAST >0.35 OR Allergic Skin Testing (+) to A. fumigatus
- Total Serum IgE >1000 Image
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1/ As #Allergists, built upon the recommendations of U.S. regulatory agencies, we can provide clear steps to the medical community on how to safely administer both doses of the #COVID vaccine in individuals with #allergic histories. #AIMedEd jaci-inpractice.org/article/S2213-…
2/ Neither the #PfizerBioNTech nor #Moderna #COVID19 mRNA vaccines are formulated with any food, drugs, or latex, but both contain the excipient #PEG. However, to date, confirmation that PEG is the cause of reactions to #CovidVaccines is lacking.
3/ Complement-activation-related pseudoallergy, vasovagal reactions (well known cause of hypotension), anxiety symptoms or vocal cord dysfunction can mimic symptoms of severe allergic reactions. Serum #tryptase, complement studies, and #PEG antibodies may be helpful.
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Does anyone talk about long-term #COVID19 symptoms in terms of an #allergic reaction?
I've had this thought for a long time... having been laid up for β‰₯ 8 weeks, being a hay-fever/dust/cat allergy sufferer the symptoms felt familiar...

... but I'm know scientist, so I thought I was mad.
Turns out, not necessarily.

A quick (unscientific) Google and the idea that viral vectors can interoperate with our allergic response isn't a mad idea:

2002 - erj.ersjournals.com/content/19/2/3…
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#Ayurvedic treatment of fatty #liver – real world evidence: A #Thread
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Overweight woman, early 40’s. Routine liver tests, mild enzyme abnormalities. Advised #ultrasound liver, showed grade 2 #fattyliver. GP advised vitaminE and #weightloss, review in 3mo
#livertwitter
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Patient and husband doubtful. Hears fatty liver disease can lead to #cirrhosis. Seeks advice from #Ayurvedic practitioner nearby #home since #Herbal #DRUGS = safe. Assures complete #cure through #Ayurveda. Prescribes multiple #medicines, advises almost all foods restriction.
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Lets look at medicines. #tablet APFIL. Packet mentions β€˜for liver #diseases’. Which liver disease? There is #alcohol related, #hepatitis B/C, #NAFLD, primary biliary #cholangitis and more causes. Nine #herbs extract combo - clinical #evidence on safety and benefit ❌
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