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Dr. Estelle Simons

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Professor, Department of Pediatri...

Phone: (204) ***-****  HQ Phone
University of Manitoba
75A Chancellor's Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V6

Company Description: Established in 1877, the University of Manitoba is the oldest university in Western Canada. Since 1935, the Faculty of Education has established a strong tradition...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D.
  • MD
    The Manitoba Institute of Child Health
  • M.D. ( Honours
    University of Manitoba
  • B.Sc.
    University of Manitoba
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Congratulations to MICH researcher and ..., 13 Jan 2014 [cached]
Congratulations to MICH researcher and University of Manitoba professor Dr. Estelle Simons on her election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) during a ceremony in Ottawa last night.
According to Dr. F. Estelle R. ..., 14 June 2013 [cached]
According to Dr. F. Estelle R. Simons, Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health at the University of Manitoba, "There is a long-standing need for an inexpensive epinephrine auto-injector."
Because tests are not widely available, ..., 2 July 2008 [cached]
Because tests are not widely available, allergic reactions to mosquitoes are underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to the University of Manitoba's Dr. Estelle Simons, a leading mosquito allergy expert.
Whether true allergies or normal reactions to mosquito saliva, the bumps and itching can sometimes be eased, though not prevented.
Allergy Prevention - Don’t Let the Bugs Bite Allergists Say, 7 Dec 2002 [cached]
These reactions are caused by the saliva the mosquito injects into the skin at the time of the bite, according to F. Estelle R. Simons, M.D., professor and head, Division of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
"Increased IgE antibody to mosquito saliva develops in people with mosquito allergy, causing more severe reactions at the sites of the mosquito bites," said Dr. Simons.
Repellants containing more than 10 percent DEET should not be used on infants or children under age 6 years," said Dr. Simons.
The failure to recognize anaphylaxis ... [cached]
The failure to recognize anaphylaxis episodes when they occur is becoming an increasingly important issue as these life-threatening reactions become more common, says Dr. Estelle Simons.
"There’s this paradox. Despite anaphylaxis becoming more common, it is under recognized," the allergist and clinical researcher explained to Allergic Living. "The reason is: it’s not so easy to recognize."
Simons, a past president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Immunology at the University of Manitoba, says this is not only a problem for lay people â€" but also for medical professionals.
Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include hives and itching; breathing problems (throat closure, wheezing or coughing); gastrointestinal distress (stomach cramps, vomiting or diarrhea); as well as faintness and passing out due to low blood pressure.
But not all symptoms occur in every attack, and they may vary from one attack to another, even in the same person. Hives, for instance, are an obvious clue that someone might be reacting to a food or insect sting. But 10 per cent of people with anaphylaxis don’t get hives, says Simons.
She notes that breathing problems can cause confusion over whether a person is suffering from anaphylaxis or an asthma attack. In an infant, they might be mistaken for choking.
If someone is having their very first allergic reaction, he or she might not have a clue what’s happening to them. "Lack of recognition is a major issue for our patients and their families," says Simons.
She stresses the need for greater public awareness, and urges physicians to tell patients about helpful resources such as FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) and Anaphylaxis Canada.
“We need to get the message out," she says.
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