The Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma is hosting Associate Professor Celeste Porsbjerg (Bispebjerg Hospital and University of Copenhagen), for a webinar on Non-Eosinophilic Asthma – Common But Poorly Understood. This presentation will be a public lecture and also available live and online.
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis in childhood is associated with chronic heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dysphagia, failure to thrive, food getting stuck in the oesophagus and can result in permanent scarring of the oesophagus. Delays in diagnosis and treatment failure is not uncommon. There is no cure, and no predictor for treatment response has been identified.
A new auto-injecting pen will allow patients with severe eosinophilic asthma patients to self-administer a drug known as Mepolizumab, with reimbursement under the PBS.
I am interested in the mechanisms responsible for the early development of allergic diseases.