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Read about the latest news, awards, grants and honors that highlight our leadership, physicians, research faculty and trainees in the Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology.

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Nov. 13, 2020

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Dr. Sandeep Agarwal, associate professor and chief, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, served as moderator of the “Basic Science of Systemic Sclerosis and Related Disorders” scientific session during the 2020 American College of Rheumatology Convergence held online this past week.

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Nov. 13, 2020

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Dr. Grace Lo, assistant professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, served as moderator of the “Osteoarthritis I: Clinical Trials” and “Osteoarthritis II: Clinical Trials” scientific sessions during the 2020 American College of Rheumatology Convergence held online this past week.

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Nov. 5 to 9, 2020

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Dr. Tiphanie Vogel, assistant professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, served as moderator of the “What Every Rheumatologist Should Know about COPA Syndrome: A New Genetic Mimic of Rheumatic Disease” scientific session during the 2020 American College of Rheumatology Convergence.

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July 24, 2020

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Dr. David Corry, professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology,  was interviewed for a July 13 article in Community Impact Newspapers titled “Q&A: Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. David Corry discusses immunity, vaccine production amid COVID-19 pandemic.”

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July, 17, 2020

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Dr. David Corry, professor, Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology, was interviewed for a June 26 article in KTRK ABC 13 titled “List of ways to stay healthy when Saharan dust cloud enters Houston.”

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June 5, 2020

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Dr. David Corry, professor, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, was interviewed for a May 27 article in Medium: Elemental titled “Yes, you develop some immunity to COVID-19. The question is, how much?”

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April 17, 2020

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, professor, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, was interviewed for an April 7 article in Elemental titled “Is it allergies or coronavirus?”

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April 10, 2020

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, professor, Immunology, Allergy & Rheumatology, was interviewed for a March 20 article on Fox7austin.com titled “Baylor College of Medicine allergist explains difference between allergies, coronavirus.” The subject also was covered in a March 20 article in Milwaukee Community Journal tiled “Allergies versus COVID-19,” a March 26 article in Houston Public Media titled “Knowing the difference between allergies and COVID-19,” an April 3 article in Medscape titled “Harsh spring allergy season spurs hay fever fears,” and a March 20 Baylor press release titled “Allergies versus COVID-19.”

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March 3, 2020

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, was interviewed for a March 15 broadcast titled “Alerts for high tree and grass pollen in the Houston area, as well as a broadcast titled “Pollen season coinciding with COVID-19.”

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Feb. 14, 2020

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Dr. Sanjiv Sur, professor, Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, was interviewed for a Feb. 7 article in BCM News titled “Spread love, not allergies, this Valentine’s Day.”

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Jan. 24, 2020

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There is now a fully functional PCN-allergy delabeling process in place at the McNair Allergy Clinic that is successfully delabeling PCN-allergic patients in EPIC. While 10 percent of the population have been labeled allergic to penicillin, there is actually less than 1 percent of the population who are truly allergic upon testing. By promoting the use of penicillins, the broad-based long-term benefits of PCN delabeling include its ability to reduce the incidence of VRE, MSRA, c diff and other infections. The Clinic looks forward to providing this delabeling service to all patients who are referred to them.

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Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology News

Avoid face irritation, acne while wearing masks - April 30, 2020

Wearing a non-medical grade face mask is an important way to keep COVID-19 from spreading, but the mask can cause skin irritation and acne breakouts.

Allergies versus COVID-19 - March 20, 2020

Because the COVID-19 outbreak overlaps with allergy season, it can be difficult to determine if you are getting sick or just experiencing seasonal allergies.

Don’t get lassoed by allergies and germs this rodeo season - Feb. 24 2020

Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have tips to help folks stay healthy and enjoy their favorite rodeo activities.

Spread love, not allergies, this Valentine’s Day - Nov. 6, 2020

As your search begins for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, remember that some of the most popular gifts can cause allergic reactions.

How to have an allergy-friendly Thanksgiving - Nov. 14, 2019

Thanksgiving can be a challenge for individuals with a food allergy. An allergy expert offers advice on how to accommodate food allergies so everyone can have a safe holiday season.

Fall fronts may bring mix of allergy triggers - Oct. 16, 2019

The cooler temperatures may be sending you outdoors, but it could also be the cause of your seasonal allergies. An expert at the Baylor College of Medicine warns that storms that send in cold fronts can also stir allergens from the spring and summer.

Study highlights triggers of anaphylaxis in infants, children - June 12, 2019

A new study by clinical researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital offers insight on the primary triggers and management of childhood anaphylaxis.

Study shows new triggers of rare food allergy in infants - April 10, 2019

A study led by the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics researches an uncommon food allergy known as ‘food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome’ (FPIES) that occurs mostly in infants.

The best way to treat seasonal allergies this spring - March 25, 2019

Spring welcomes warm weather and sun, but it also is the height of allergy season. Dr. Sanjiv Sur explains the importance of managing seasonal allergy symptoms and the best methods to combat them this year.

Fungi cause brain infection and memory impairment in mice - Jan. 4, 2019

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine has developed a mouse model to study the short-term consequences of fungal infection in the brain.

How to recognize an allergic reaction to artificial nails -July 17, 2018

A trip to the nail salon is meant to be a special experience, but it can turn negative when getting your nails done causes an allergic reaction or irritation that may even affect more than the skin around your fingers.

Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIV - Oct. 5, 2017

Researchers have reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients.

The difference between food allergy and food intolerance - Sept. 26, 2017

Dr. Carla Davis explains the important differences between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

Hurricane Harvey's impact on allergy sufferers  - Sept. 18, 2017

One of the most common post-Hurricane Harvey health issues that people are facing are worsening allergies, and there are numerous reasons for this, according to Dr. David Corry,

Don’t give mom something to sneeze about this Mother’s Day - May 8, 2017

If your mom suffers from allergies, be sure to select her Mother’s Day flowers carefully this year with these tips.

Knee cracking, popping could be early sign of osteoarthritis - May 4, 2017

A new study says cracking and popping sounds in the knee might be early predictors of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Don’t let springtime sinus infections bring you down - March 29, 2017

Warm weather and blooming flowers can mean sinus infections for allergy sufferers. Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Mas Takashima shares ways to manage symptoms and find relief.

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