Shayne C Stokes

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BACKGROUND Imported fire ant (IFA) subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) is safe and effective. For optimal protection, SCIT is given monthly for 3 to 5 years. Successful outcomes require patient adherence. OBJECTIVE To evaluate SCIT adherence in IFA allergic patients in an endemic area. METHODS Patients with systemic reactions to an IFA sting, with(More)
OBJECTIVES To review the effects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) on allergic diseases and discuss the clinical, pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic challenges unique to HIV-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). DATA SOURCES The MEDLINE and OVID databases were(More)
This is a case report of a 26-year-old healthy man with chronic diarrhea for 2 years. He was initially believed to have irritable bowel syndrome by his primary care physician after all stool studies yielded negative results. His symptoms persisted, which prompted a referral to a gastroenterology specialist. The patient's esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed(More)
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