Use of rupatadine in allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria

Rupatadine is a novel non-sedating H1-antihistamine that also has additional antagonist effects on PAF. It is a second generation antihistamine which demonstrated no adverse cardiovascular effects in clinical testing.

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CPD POINTS: 1

What is new in component testing?

A better understanding of allergen components and their role in the mechanisms of sensitisation and tolerance induction leads to a more targeted management of inhalant- and food allergy.

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The skin as an entry point for allergens: Evidence and interventions

SPECIALIST FORUM SEPTEMBER CPD: Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a common skin disorder characterised by a dry, itchy, inflamed skin in an age-typical distribution. Atopic dermatitis is very often the first ‘step’ in the allergic march, preceding food allergy and respiratory allergy manifestations.

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CPD POINTS: 3

Allergies in children

MEDICAL CHRONICLE AUGUST CPD 2 of 4: 40% of South African allergy sufferers are children, so knowing how to treat and identify common allergies in children is vital.

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Allergic rhinitis: what you need to know

MEDICAL CHRONICLE JULY 2018: CPD 1 of 4

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Antihistamine that tackles inflammation

Histamine is clearly not the only mediator involved in the inflammatory process. There is an emerging view that drugs that can inhibit a broader range of inflammatory agents may prove to be more effective in providing symptomatic relief in both allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria.

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CPD POINTS: 3