Urticaria And Angioedema

Dr Michael Radcliffe explains the difference. I work in a busy NHS allergy clinic in central London and in a full day of seeing patients in the out-patient clinic, I will typically see 10 new referrals.  The commonest reason for being referred is a condition called urticaria.  Amongst 10 new referrals I will expect [...]

Titanium Sensitivity and Safety – by Alex Gazzola

It’s not an allergy which many people, including experts, have heard of, and yet for some, titanium – in the form of the colouring and UV absorber titanium dioxide – could be causing sensitivities and other problems. Alex Gazzola reports. Named after the Titans of Greek mythology, titanium is an extremely strong metal, highly resistant to corrosion, [...]

Immunotherapy – The Cutting Edge – by Alex Gazzola

On 11thOctober 2011, King’s College London Allergy Academy held an immunotherapy (IT) study day at St Thomas’ Hospital. Alex Gazzola attended a series of talks examining the ‘cutting edge’ of IT as it stands today. Dr Caroline Bussmann, assistant physician and research fellow in the laboratory of immunobiology at the University of Bonn, Germany, [...]