Mast cell activation syndromes

Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

July 2013 Volume 111, Issue 1, Pages 5-8

Overall Purpose:
Participants will be able to demonstrate increased knowledge of the clinical treatment of allergy/asthma/immunology and how new information can be applied to their own practices.

Accreditation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee Members:

Cem Akin, MD, PhD (Author)

Michael S. Tankersley, MD (CME Series Editor)

Gailen D. Marshall, Jr, MD, PhD (Editor-in-Chief)

Target Audience

Physicians involved in providing patient care in the field of allergy/asthma/immunology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the classification of mast cell activation disorders with emphasis on monoclonal mast cell activation syndrome (MMAS) and idiopathic mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)
  • Discuss the clinical presentations, evaluation, diagnostic approach and management of MMAS and MCAS disorders
Additional information
Disclosure: 

M.J. Lee, M.S. Tankersley, and G.D. Marshall have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. C. Akin has been a consultant to Novartis. Reviewers and Education/Editorial staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The off-label use of high dose antihistamines cromolyn and montelukast to treat mast cell activation syndromes is discussed.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 MOC
Course opens: 
07/01/2013
Course expires: 
06/30/2015
Cost:
$0.00

Min Jung Lee, MD; and Cem Akin, MD, PhD

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 MOC

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/01/2013
Course expires: 
06/30/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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