This Week On The Health Hub…Functions of Mast Cells with Dr. Lawrence Afrin

After training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Dr. Afrin practiced and researched hematology/oncology at MUSC 1995-2014 while also working in educational administration and medical informatics.  Since the mid-’00s, his clinical/research work has come to focus in mast cell disease.  Since 2014-17 furthering this work at the University of Minnesota, he has been developing an independent institute (located in the greater New York City area) for advancing care, research, and education in mast cell disease.  His publication record includes some of the most highly accessed articles about mast cell activation syndrome and a popular book in the field.
Learning point:
    1. What is the function of Mast cells?
    2. What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?
    3. What findings associate MCAS & Covid-19 severity?

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