Infant Anaphylaxis – Signs, Symptoms, Treatment Landscape

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, a leading pediatric allergist at the Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida discusses guidelines by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that recommend parents and caregivers introduce​ peanut-containing foods to infants as young as four to six months, to potentially reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy by up to 80%. She also talks about how infants and toddlers often respond differently to allergens than older children and adults, and the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, as well as developing an anaphylaxis preparedness plan and carrying an epinephrine auto-injector

Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo is a specialist in Allergy and Immunology. She has board certifications in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology and over 15 years of experience. Dr. Hernandez-Trujillo received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, New York and completed a three-year pediatric residency program at Miami Children’s Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, in Miami, Florida and is founder of Allergy and Immunology Care Center of South Florida. She serves as the Medical Director for the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 2008, along with the Program Director of the Allergy/Immunology Fellowship training program.

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