PED 807 Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology Combined

The goal of this course is to gain a better understanding of conditions associated with immune dysregulation. The immune system is complex and the pathology associated with it is vast and often difficult to master. This elective will provide a more in depth experience in several facets of the immune system including immune deficiencies, allergic disease, and autoimmunity.

The combined Allergy/Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology rotation is offered as a 4 week elective rotation.

The majority of the rotation will take place in the clinic setting. Conditions that are commonly evaluated in Pediatric Rheumatology include but are not exclusive to Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and related systemic autoimmune disease, Systemic Vasculitis, Inflammatory Myopathies (IM), Uveitis, Autoinflammatory Syndromes, Pain Syndromes, and Raynauds Disease.  Common diseases evaluated in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology clinic include but are not exclusive to: asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and angioedema, hymenoptera sensitivity, food allergy, drug reactions, and primary immune deficiency.

Prerequisites: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700.

Modules: A-J  Blocks: 1-3c

Number of students: 1

Course Instructors: Teresa Hennon, MD; Rabheh Abdul Aziz, MD; Heather Lehman, MD; Allison Freeman, MD

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk