All posts by Sophie Farooque

Sophie Farooque BSc (Hons), FRCP, PhD, Clinical Lead (Allergy) trained at Guys and St Thomas' and was the first ever allergy trainee (NTN) in the UK. Having completed her PhD in mechanisms of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, she was appointed as clinical lead in adult allergy at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2010. She is passionate about drug allergy and anaphylaxis and has been quoted as saying "this ability to transform the lives of my patients in the space of a single visit is one of the reasons I love my work as an allergist." She is secretary of the West London and Hertfordshire Allergy Network and is the RCP’s Regional Specialty Advisor for Allergy (NW London). She was a member of the NAP6 committee, is a member of the BSACI council and is a member of the BSACI's standards of care committee which writes NICE accredited clinical guidelines. She is also a founder member of both the BSACI penicillin allergy delabelling and anaesthetic allergy taskforce. Her twitter handle is @londonallergy

Thunderstorm Asthma

Thunderstorm Asthma: St Emlyn’s

In the UK this weekend there are warnings out regarding Thunderstorm Asthma. This is a rare but well described phenomena when patients who are previously known to be grass pollen allergic (e.g. hayfever) suffer asthma

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