An Allergy to Levaquin or is it Something Else?

Are this young woman ’s chest pain and SOB a reaction to Levaquin, started a few days ago? She’s had a similar reaction to other antibiotics. Your Dx?
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The following is adapted from an excerpt from social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall’s new book, Migraine: A History, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and out June 18, 2019. In 1936, Alfred Goltman, a physician from Tennessee, reported on one of his cases in the prominent medical journal Allergy. The patient was a 26-year-old woman with a history of headaches, nausea, and vomiting since childhood. Goltman believed the observations he had made on this patient helped reveal the pathological physiology of migraine. He had first met the woman, a registered nurse, in 1931. He recorded that for as lon...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Headache History Migraine Source Type: news
Authors: Dosoky NS, Satyal P, Pokharel S, Setzer WN Abstract Rhododendron anthopogon D. Don., A small compact Himalayan shrub growing in Nepal, is a known medicinal plant used to treat sore throat, colds, blood disorders, bone disease, potato allergies, and vomiting, and to relieve liver disorders, headaches and back pain. The present study investigated the chemical composition and bioactivities of the leaf essential oil from R. anthopogon from Dhankuta, Nepal. The essential oil from leaves was obtained by hydrodistillation and a detailed chemical analysis was conducted by gas chromatography - mass spectrometry.(GC...
Source: Natural Product Communications - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Nat Prod Commun Source Type: research
ConclusionNo medical cause was found to explain the disability. Findings support that the condition is a form of IEI and belongs to functional somatic syndromes (FSS). Instead of endless avoidance, rehabilitation approaches of FSS are applicable.
Source: Safety and Health at Work - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
I was looking back over the last 8 years since the first Wheat Belly book was released. It’s been 8 years of astounding, truly breathtaking stories of success over weight issues, health, and physical transformations that skeptics even today claim are impossible. It’s been a virtual avalanche of wonderful stories. Although I’ve seen all of them, often more than once, I could not help but be overcome with satisfaction and pride for the many, many spectacular photos and stories people have shared. So I thought it would be fun to re-post a small sample of some of these stories dating back from the start of th...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories grain-free Inflammation Source Type: blogs
A 60-Year-Old Woman With Acute Chest Pain and Bilateral Pleural and Pericardial Effusions. Chest. 2019 Jun;155(6):e167-e170 Authors: Orr L, DeSilva P, Datta D Abstract CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old woman presented with acute-onset, progressively worsening shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain for 3 days. She also complained of a dry cough, but no fever or chills. There was no history of swelling of the feet; nor was there a history of nausea or diarrhea. She was a lifelong nonsmoker and had no history of recent travel or sick contacts. Her medical history included hypertension and ...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
To frame the reader's mind on the topic discussed in this article, I would like to start by presenting a hypothetical (or not so hypothetical) patient case. A 12-year-old boy presents with abdominal pain and nausea and occasional vomiting for the past year. He is seen by a gastroenterology specialist, who performs an upper endoscopy that reveals linear furrowing of the esophagus and 50 eosinophils per high-power field in the proximal esophagus and 40 eosinophils per high-power field in the distal esophagus.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Pro/Con Debates Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We present the case of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) due to hypersensitivity to fentanyl with good tolerance to buprenorphine. Positive PT in this patient suggests a type IV hypersensitivity mechanism. Allergic reactions to opioids are frequently immediate, but delayed reactions could appear, especially when the drug is administered topically. PMID: 31131754 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
Allergy to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal) presents as an IgE-mediated, yet delayed-onset hypersensitivity reaction to non-primate mammalian meat.1 Alpha-gal sensitization develops after tick bite exposure.1-3 The lone-star tick (Amblyomma americanum) represents the North American vector, spanning a relatively vast southeast, mid-west, and northeast geographic distribution.4 Allergic manifestations include urticaria/angioedema, abdominal pain/diarrhea, or anaphylaxis, occurring approximately 3-6 hours after ingestion.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Listen to the Podcast or Read the Transcript [00:00:03] Hi I’m Dr. Alan Greene pediatrician and I’d like to talk with you tonight about The Brain Stage. [00:00:10] I remember vividly when I was a pediatric resident in training go to a Grand Rounds about a surprising topic. [00:00:18] The function of the brain and the function of the skin and one of the things that dermatologists talked about was a common procedure freezing warts. Freezing warts was then, and is still, one of the most common ways to get rid of warts. What she talked about was how wildly different the results were in different studies. People use...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Uncategorized Cephalic Phase Placebo The Brain Stage Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: This first reported prospective randomized study of patients with nonstrict selection criteria found AHP made no significant difference on subjective and objective postoperative outcomes as compared to physiologic hemostasis. Previous AHP-specific studies have shown differences in carefully selected patient groups. Generalizing study-proved benefits of specific AHP to all AHP is shown to be not appropriate. PMID: 31115256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
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