- Behcets Disease
- Kawasaki Syndrome
- Post-Strep Glomerulonephritis
- Transplant Rejection
Anaphylaxis is a type of severe allergic reaction that causes systemic inflammation and organ dysfunction. It is characterized by symptoms that include multiple body systems such as hives (skin), vomiting/diarrhea (GI), wheezing (pulmonary), angioedema (ENT) and hypotension (cardiovascular). The key treatment is the administration of epinephrine.
Behcet’s disease is a rare autoimmune disease that causes blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) in various parts of the body. This can cause mouth sores, eye inflammation, skin rashes and genital sores. Treatment consists of medications to help with symptoms and medications that suppress the immune system.
Kawasaki disease is a common vasculitis condition in childhood. It causes fever, conjunctivitis, redness or the lips and mouth, skin rash and lymph node swelling. The feared complication is the development of coronary artery aneurysms. Treatment includes high dose aspirin and/or administration of IV immunoglobulin
Post-strep glomerulonephritis (PSG) is a condition that can develop after strep infection, such as strep skin infection or strep throat (pharyngitis). The infection triggers an abnormal immune response which result in deposition of immune proteins in the kidneys. This causes findings of red/brown urine, high blood pressure, abnormal kidney function, swelling and protein in the urine. The condition is typically self-limited and treatment is supportive.