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cause of pentamidine allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Pentam allergy: Pentam (Pentamidine) is a Antifungal & anti-parasitic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreig ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Injury to beta cells: One thought is that pentamidine may rarely in people with diabetes injure or kill pancreatic beta cells (cells which produce insulin), releasing Insul ... Read More
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Insulin release: This drug induces hypoglycemia by causing a release of insulin from pancreatic cells
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
All year long.: Most commonly dust mites and molds and pets. In rare cases, what you work around.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Silge
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Indoor allergens: There is little that pollinates in the winter. If you are in the south you may experience mountain cedar pollinating then, but in the north there isn' ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy is inherited: The tendency to develop allergy is inherited. Therefore, children of allergic parents are likely to develop allergies as well. Still, it is not 100% a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Lots: When we think of 'typical' allergy a lot of it has to do with mast cells (a type of white blood cell) and eosinophils. Both of these cells make inter ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Cause: The actual cause are your ancestors who gave you a common immune alteration that cuases you to overreact to environmental stimuli. Airborn allergens o ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Indoor allergies: Common indoor allergens include dust mite and animal dander. Other less common indoor allergens are mold, cockroach, other pets (birds, rodents), and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Susceptibility: Repeated exposure.

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