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  1. What are contraindications to breast feeding?
    • - new CMV seropositive or if low birthweight
    • - active HSV on breasts
    • - radiation therapy
    • - chemotherapy
    • - active TB
    • - recreational drugs
    • - certain medications
  2. What is the most common cause of erythema multiforme, accounting for more than 50% of cases?
    • - HSV infection = most common cause for hypersensitivity reaction
    • - most common in 20-40yo
  3. What type of seafood poisoning requires anaphylaxis treatment?
    • - Scombroid poisoning
    • - it is a pseudoallergic condition resulting from consumption of improperly stored scombroid fish such as tuna, mackerel, wahoo, and bonito. Nonscombroid varieties such as mahi-mahi, amberjack, sardines, and herring can also cause this problem. The poisoning is due to high levels of histamine and saurine resulting from bacterial catabolism of histidine.
  4. Other than heart failure, what else can increase serum BNP levels?
    • -renal failure
    • - pulmonary embolism
    • - pulmonary hypertension
    • - chronic hypoxia
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