AllergyUpdate: a clinical bulletin for GP’s


Uploaded 17 December 2023

The last 29 years have seen a dramatic increase in the incidence of IgE-mediated/rapid onset food allergy and anaphylaxis and more recently, evidence of increases in non-IgE-mediated conditions such as infantile proctocolitis, FPIES/food protein induced enterocolitis and eosinophilic oesophagitis.

Between 1995 and 2008, we mailed out 10 clinical bulletins for GP’s discussing a range of allergy related topics including allergic respiratory disease, food allergy, anaphylaxis and drug allergy.

A number of recent changes to therapeutic options have arisen, so it is time to revisit some topics of interest, but also to briefly review some allergy mimics that do not require allergy testing or allergy assessment. Much of the content of this bulletin concentrates on allergy mimics that are best considered in the differential diagnosis. I hope you find this material useful, based on 29 years of practice in Canberra, assessing over 39,000 individual patients.

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Allergy Update 2023a.pdf

Thank you for your support over the last 29 years.

Dr Raymond Mullins

John James Medical Centre, Deakin Canberra