Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Allergies affect 15%–20% of the pediatric population. The main allergens are inhaled, ingested, or injected (i.e., insect stings), leading to reactions either benign (e.g., urticaria) or life-threatening (e.g, anaphylaxis).

Pediatric allergists/immunologists are the specialists who treat autoimmune disorders affecting the pediatric group, as well as immunocompromising disorders such as SCID, DiGeorge syndrome, and chronic granulomatous disease. These diseases often have syndromic presentations that may be overlooked if clinical suspicion is not present. But to remain knowledgeable about such conditions can help you recognize them and, one day, save a child’s life.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:29 h
  • Quiz questions 18
  • Concept Pages 15


Your Educators of course Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Dr. Alverson is wonderful!
By Angela R. on 02. December 2020 for Humoral Immune Deficiency

Dr. Alverson is wonderful! I really enjoyed this brief but informative lecture! Thank you!!

Interesting lecture!
By Angela R. on 02. December 2020 for Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)

Very interesting and engaged lecturer who makes a complicated illness easier to understand! Thank you!

Just what I needed!
By Angela R. on 02. December 2020 for T-Cell Deficiency, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), Ataxia-Telangiectasia, Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome (WAS) & DiGeorge Syndrome

Very precise and lecturer makes the subject interesting! Thank you so much!

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 01. October 2020 for Humoral Immune Deficiency

Excellent lecture, it gives a clear idea of complex diseases. Thank you!