Karen Thursday S. Tuano, MD
Dr. Tuano strives to improve the quality of life of children with allergic and immunologic conditions and help their families manage and cope with these conditions. She sees patients with a wide range of allergic conditions, like eczema, food allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma, drug allergy, and those with problems with recurrent infections and possible immune system deficiencies. She has a special interest in food allergy and has focused on the study of shrimp allergy. Her research interest has been describing the clinical and immunological profile of patients with shrimp allergy and finding skin and blood test markers to predict clinical reactivity to shrimp. She is also investigating new relevant allergens in shrimp allergy. Dr. Tuano is involved in the food allergy research trials at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Tuano KT and Davis CM. Utility of Component Resolved Diagnostics in Food Allergy. Current Allergy & Asthma Reports 2015; Jul;15:32.
Tuano KT, Orange JS, Sullivan K, Cunningham-Rundles C, Bonilla FA, Davis CM. Food Allergy in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases: prevalence within the USIDNET registry. Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology 2014;135(1):273-5.
Samson KT, Chen FH, Miura K, Odajima Y, Iikura Y, Rivas NM, Minoguchi K, Adachi M. IgE binding to raw and boiled shrimp proteins in atopic and nonatopic patients with adverse reactions to shrimp. International Archives of Allergy & Immunology 2004 Mar
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