WAO Board Members (Wesley Burks, Desiree Larenas Linnemann, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Joaquin Esquer Flores and Nelson Rosario) participate in the 68th Annual Congress of the Mexican College of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (CMICA)
Co-Chairs of the WAO Symposium President Prof. Ruby Pawankar & President-Elect Prof. Lanny J. Rosenwasser at the WAO Symposium on Immunotherapy and Biologics in Chicago, IL, USA, 13-14 December 2013
International faculty members Dr. Karla de Paula Arruda, Dr. Stanley Fineman, Prof. Ruby Pawankar, Prof. Adnan Custovic, and Prof. Ronald Dahl during IAACON 2013 held 27-29 September in Goa, India.
The Inauguration of the Indian Academy of Allergy at IAACON 2013 with Secretary-General V. Advani, President KS Satish, and Chief guests Vice President Ramesh and the Scientific Chair.
President Ruby Pawankar with the APAPARI Board Members during the 2013 APAPARI Congress from 2-4 October in Bangkok, Thailand.
APAPARI Board members, faculty, and delegates at the 2013 APAPARI Congress from 2-4 October in Bangkok, Thailand.
Participants in the 2013 WAO-APAPARI Symposium (from left to right): Prof. G. Walter Canonica, Chair; Prof. Ruby Pawankar, Speaker; Prof. Bee-Wah Lee, Chair; Prof. Stephen Holgate, Speaker; Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa, Speaker.
WAO Speaker Dr. Dana Wallace, WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, and Dr. Victor Chur, President of the Guatemalan Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology Association, at the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.
WAO Speakers Dr. Dana Wallace and Dr. Lanny Rosenwasser, and WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala, Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, attending the Opening Reception at the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.
WAO ESP Delegate for Guatemala, Dr. Ann Michelle Rigalt, reading WAO President Prof. Ruby Pawankar’s President’s message at the Opening Ceremony of the Central American and Caribbean XII Congress in Guatemala City, August 2013.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, at the Royal College ceremony honoring her appointment as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians with Prof. Stephen Holgate, 25 July 2013.
Prof. Claus Bachert, WAO Board Member, was recipient of this year's GSK Vaccines Award for Scientific Research during WAAC 2013 in Milano.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, Congress President, addressing delegates at the WAAC 2013 Opening Ceremony in Milano.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar, WAO President, Congress President, and Prof. Cezmi Akdis, EAACI President, Congress President, officially opening the WAAC 2013 in Milano.
Prof. G Walter Canonica, WAO Historian, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee for WAAC 2013, welcoming delegates to Milano.
Prof. Ignacio Ansotegui, WAO Board Member, pictured with Venezuelan Junior Members during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013.
Prof. Luis Sarmiento, President of the Venezuelan Society, and Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges during the Venezuelan National Congress 2013. Prof. Sánchez-Borges lectured on Update on Difficult to Treat Urticaria.
Prof. Mario Sánchez-Borges, WAO Secretary-General, received the "Venezuelan Medical Excellence Award" from the Network of Venezuelan Scientific Medical Societies, 6 April 2013.
Prof. Ruby Pawankar and Prof. Motohiro Ebisawa address the press on the subject of food allergy in advance of World Allergy Week 2013, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 3 April 2013.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal presents award to Prof. Tari Haahtela during the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
Prof. Yehia El-Gamal and Prof. Tari Haahtela speaking at the 10th International Congress of the Egyptian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (ESPAI 2013), in Cairo.
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A thirteen year old female patient presents with daily urticaria of 7 months duration. The weals are 3-5 cm in diameter, itchy and each lesion persists for 1-2 hours. She also gives history of photosensitivity. Her urine analysis shows proteinuria 700 mg/day and red blood cell casts.
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