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Avraham Beigelman, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Allergy
Pediatric Immunology
Pediatric Asthma
Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-454-2515
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St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite C, 2nd Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116
St. Louis, Mo  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
childhood asthma, airway obstruction, bronchial inflammation, food allergies,peanut allergies, anaphylaxis, air borne allergies

Areas of Research Interest
Pediatric asthma with a special interest in asthma in preschool children. Wheezing episodes and asthma following viral bronchiolitis. Investigator in the AsthmaNet: an NHLBI funded multi-centered research network examining therapeutic approaches to asthma. Food allergy.

Medical Education
Medical Degree: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 2000
Residency: Pediatrics, Soroka Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel , 2005
Fellowship: Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 2009
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Beigelman A, King TS, Mauger D, Zeiger RS, Strunk RC, Kelly HW, Martinez FD, Lemanske RF Jr, Rivera-Spoljaric K, Jackson DJ, Guilbert T, Covar R, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Do oral corticosteroids reduce the severity of acute lower respiratory tract illnesses in preschool children with recurrent wheezing? J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jun;131(6):1518-1525.e14.

Beigelman A, Bacharier LB. The role of early life viral bronchiolitis in the inception of asthma.  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Apr;13(2):211-6.

Beigelman A, Strunk RC, Garbutt JM, Schechtman KB, Jaenicke MW, Stein JS, Bacharier LB. Clinical and laboratory factors associated with negative oral food challenges. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012 Nov-Dec;33(6):467-73.

Zeiger RS, Mauger D, Bacharier LB, Guilbert TW, Martinez FD, Lemanske RF Jr, Strunk RC, Covar R, Szefler SJ, Boehmer S, Jackson DJ, Sorkness CA, Gern JE, Kelly HW, Friedman NJ, Mellon MH, Schatz M, Morgan WJ, Chinchilli VM, Raissy HH, Bade E, Malka-Rais J, Beigelman A, Taussig LM; CARE Network of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Daily or intermittent budesonide in preschool children with recurrent wheezing. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 24;365(21):1990-2001.

Beigelman A, Mikols CL, Gunsten SP, Cannon CL, Brody SL, Walter MJ. Azithromycin attenuates airway inflammation in a mouse model of viral bronchiolitis. Respir Res. 2010 Jun 30;11:90.

Beigelman A, Mauger DT, Phillips BR, Zeiger RS, Taussig LM, Strunk RC, Bacharier LB; Childhood Asthma Research and Education (CARE) Network; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Effect of elevated exhaled nitric oxide levels on the risk of respiratory tract illness in preschool-aged children with moderate-to-severe intermittent wheezing. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2009 Aug;103(2):108-13.

Beigelman A, Gunsten S, Mikols CL, Vidavsky I, Cannon CL, Brody SL, Walter MJ. Azithromycin attenuates airway inflammation in a noninfectious mouse model of allergic asthma. Chest. 2009 Aug;136(2):498-506.

Beigelman A, Levy J, Hadad N, Pinsk V, Haim A, Fruchtman Y, Levy R. Abnormal neutrophil chemotactic activity in children with congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA): the role of nerve growth factor. Clin Immunol. 2009 Mar;130(3):365-72.

Haim A, Grunwald MH, Kapelushnik J, Moser AM, Beigelman A, Reuveni H. Hypereosinophilia in red scaly infants with scabies. J Pediatr. 2005 May;146(5):712. No abstract available.

Beigelman A, Marks KA, Landau D. Congenital isolated pleural effusion associated with obstructive uropathy. Isr Med Assoc J. 2005 Apr;7(4):271-2. No abstract available.

Tal G, Mandelberg A, Dalal I, Cesar K, Somekh E, Tal A, Oron A, Itskovich S, Ballin A, Houri S, Beigelman A, Lider O, Rechavi G, Amariglio N. Association between common Toll-like receptor 4 mutations and severe respiratory syncytial virus disease. J Infect Dis. 2004 Jun 1;189(11):2057-63. Epub 2004 May 12.

Beigelman A, Leibovitz E, Sofer S. Septic shock associated with Shigella flexneri dysentery. Scand J Infect Dis. 2002;34(9):692-3.

Beigelman A, Wiznitzer A, Shoham-Vardi I, Vardi H, Holtcberg G, Mazor M. [Premature delivery in diabetes: etiology and risk factors]. Harefuah. 2000 Jun 1;138(11):919-23, 1008, 1007.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Avraham Beigelman.

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