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Sandra Christiansen

TitleClinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentMedicine
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0876
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-657-5350
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    Dr. Christiansen is an internationally respected allergy and angiodema expert and cares for people with various medical conditions related to the immune system. These include respiratory tract diseases (e.g. sinusitis and asthma), allergic conditions of the skin (e.g. atopic dermatitis) and food and medication sensitivity. Dr. Christiansen serves as the Director of Translational Research at the US HAEA Angioedema Center at UCSD.

    Education
    - Medical Degree: Loyola University, Chicago, IL (Janet M. Glasgow Award of -
    - Achievement for graduating first in class, Summa Cum Laude)
    - Residency: UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
    - Fellowship: Allergy Immunology, Scripps Clinic and Research Institute
    - Board Certifications: Allergy, Immunology and Internal Medicine


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    1. Banerji A, Li Y, Busse P, Riedl MA, Holtzman NS, Li HH, Davis-Lorton M, Bernstein JA, Frank M, Castaldo AJ, Long J, Zuraw B, Lumry W, Christiansen S. Hereditary angioedema from the patient's perspective: A follow-up patient survey. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2018 May 01; 39(3):212-223. PMID: 29669666.
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    2. Chen M, Kim A, Zuraw B, Doherty TA, Christiansen S. Mast cell disorders: Protean manifestations and treatment responses. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Mar 28. PMID: 29604336.
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    3. Bhatia P, Chen M, Christiansen S. Marijuana and stoned fruit. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 May; 120(5):536-537. PMID: 29410115.
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    4. Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Laboratory Approaches for Assessing Contact System Activation. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2017 08; 37(3):527-539. PMID: 28687107.
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    5. Tse KY, Zuraw BL, Chen Q, Christiansen S. Anabolic androgen use in the management of hereditary angioedema: Not so cheap after all. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 04; 118(4):456-460.e1. PMID: 28283277.
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    6. Eastman JJ, Cavagnero KJ, Deconde AS, Kim AS, Karta MR, Broide DH, Zuraw BL, White AA, Christiansen S, Doherty TA. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells are recruited to the nasal mucosa in patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jul; 140(1):101-108.e3. PMID: 28279492.
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    7. Frank MM, Zuraw B, Banerji A, Bernstein JA, Craig T, Busse P, Christiansen S, Davis-Lorton M, Li HH, Lumry WR, Riedl M. Management of Children With Hereditary Angioedema Due to C1 Inhibitor Deficiency. Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(5). PMID: 27940765.
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    8. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. HAE Pathophysiology and Underlying Mechanisms. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2016 Oct; 51(2):216-29. PMID: 27459852.
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    9. Otani IM, Christiansen S, Busse P, Camargo CA, Zuraw BL, Riedl MA, Banerji A. Emergency Department Management of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks: Patient Perspectives. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Jan - Feb; 5(1):128-134.e4. PMID: 27665386.
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    10. Zuraw BL, Davis DK, Castaldo AJ, Christiansen S. Tolerability and Effectiveness of 17-a-Alkylated Androgen Therapy for Hereditary Angioedema: A Re-examination. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct; 4(5):948-955.e15. PMID: 27329469.
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    11. Doshi A, Tse K, Riedl M, Zuraw B, Christiansen S. Cases of acquired C1 inhibitor deficiency treated with rituximab. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Sep-Oct; 4(5):987-8. PMID: 27130715.
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    12. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. How we manage persons with hereditary angioedema. Br J Haematol. 2016 06; 173(6):831-43. PMID: 27071490.
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    13. Christiansen S, Davis DK, Castaldo AJ, Zuraw BL. Pediatric Hereditary Angioedema: Onset, Diagnostic Delay, and Disease Severity. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Sep; 55(10):935-42. PMID: 26581355.
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    14. Christiansen S, Schatz M, Yang SJ, Ngor E, Chen W, Zuraw BL. Hypertension and Asthma: A Comorbid Relationship. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2016 Jan-Feb; 4(1):76-81. PMID: 26342745.
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    15. Christiansen S, Jürgens TP, Klinger R. Outpatient Combined Group and Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Patients With Migraine and Tension-Type Headache in a Routine Clinical Setting. Headache. 2015 Sep; 55(8):1072-91. PMID: 26377233.
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    16. Bonner N, Abetz-Webb L, Renault L, Caballero T, Longhurst H, Maurer M, Christiansen S, Zuraw B. Development and content validity testing of a patient-reported outcomes questionnaire for the assessment of hereditary angioedema in observational studies. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2015 Jul 01; 13:92. PMID: 26129930; PMCID: PMC4487558.
    17. Kim AS, Christiansen S. Mango: pulp fiction? Contact Dermatitis. 2015 Aug; 73(2):123-4. PMID: 25939589.
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    18. Banerji A, Busse P, Christiansen S, Li H, Lumry W, Davis-Lorton M, Bernstein JA, Frank M, Castaldo A, Long JF, Zuraw BL, Riedl M. Current state of hereditary angioedema management: a patient survey. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015 May-Jun; 36(3):213-7. PMID: 25976438; PMCID: PMC4405601.
    19. Tse K, Chen L, Tse M, Zuraw B, Christiansen S. Effect of catastrophic wildfires on asthmatic outcomes in obese children: breathing fire. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Apr; 114(4):308-311.e4. PMID: 25747784; PMCID: PMC4387007.
    20. Christiansen S, Bygum A, Banerji A, Busse P, Li H, Lumry W, Davis-Lorton M, Bernstein JA, Frank MM, Castaldo A, Long JF, Riedl M, Zuraw BL. Before and after, the impact of available on-demand treatment for HAE. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2015 Mar-Apr; 36(2):145-50. PMID: 25715243.
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    21. Tse KY, Christiansen S. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis due to egg allergy presenting as acute pancreatitis. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2015 Jan; 6(1):80-1. PMID: 25668683; PMCID: PMC4388883.
    22. Zuraw BL, Banerji A, Bernstein JA, Busse PJ, Christiansen S, Davis-Lorton M, Frank MM, Li HH, Lumry WR, Riedl M. US Hereditary Angioedema Association Medical Advisory Board 2013 recommendations for the management of hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 Sep-Oct; 1(5):458-67. PMID: 24565617.
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    23. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. Rare disease partnership: the role of the US HAEA in angioedema care. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2013 Nov; 33(4):545-53. PMID: 24176218.
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    24. Zuraw BL, Bork K, Binkley KE, Banerji A, Christiansen S, Castaldo A, Kaplan A, Riedl M, Kirkpatrick C, Magerl M, Drouet C, Cicardi M. Hereditary angioedema with normal C1 inhibitor function: consensus of an international expert panel. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012 Nov-Dec; 33 Suppl 1:S145-56. PMID: 23394603.
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    25. Tourangeau LM, Castaldo AJ, Davis DK, Koziol J, Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Safety and efficacy of physician-supervised self-managed C1 inhibitor replacement therapy. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2012; 157(4):417-24. PMID: 22123229; PMCID: PMC3242706.
    26. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. Pathophysiology of hereditary angioedema. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2011 Nov-Dec; 25(6):373-8. PMID: 22185738.
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    27. Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Hereditary angioedema: management of laryngeal attacks. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2011 Nov-Dec; 25(6):379-82. PMID: 22185739.
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    28. Quinto KB, Zuraw BL, Poon KY, Chen W, Schatz M, Christiansen S. The association of obesity and asthma severity and control in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Nov; 128(5):964-9. PMID: 21820711.
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    29. Karmali S, Johnson Stoklossa C, Sharma A, Stadnyk J, Christiansen S, Cottreau D, Birch DW. Bariatric surgery: a primer. Can Fam Physician. 2010 Sep; 56(9):873-9. PMID: 20841586; PMCID: PMC2939109.
    30. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. Pathogenesis and laboratory diagnosis of hereditary angioedema. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2009 Sep-Oct; 30(5):487-92. PMID: 19843402.
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    31. Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Update on therapeutic developments for hereditary angioedema. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2009 Sep-Oct; 30(5):500-5. PMID: 19843404.
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    32. Christiansen S, Eddleston J, Bengtson SH, Jenkins GR, Sarnoff RB, Turner RB, Gwaltney JM, Zuraw BL. Experimental rhinovirus infection increases human tissue kallikrein activation in allergic subjects. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2008; 147(4):299-304. PMID: 18617749.
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    33. Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. New promise and hope for treating hereditary angioedema. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2008 May; 17(5):697-706. PMID: 18447596.
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    34. Eddleston J, Herschbach J, Wagelie-Steffen AL, Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. The anti-inflammatory effect of glucocorticoids is mediated by glucocorticoid-induced leucine zipper in epithelial cells. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Jan; 119(1):115-22. PMID: 17208592.
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    35. Kollmeier AP, Eddleston J, Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. Recurrent anaphylaxis linked to pantoprazole. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Oct; 114(4):975-7. PMID: 15480345.
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    36. Eddleston J, Christiansen S, Jenkins GR, Koziol JA, Zuraw BL. Bradykinin increases the in vivo expression of the CXC chemokine receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 in patients with allergic rhinitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Jan; 111(1):106-12. PMID: 12532104.
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    37. Eddleston J, Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Functional expression of the C-X-C chemokine receptor CXCR4 by human bronchial epithelial cells: regulation by proinflammatory mediators. J Immunol. 2002 Dec 01; 169(11):6445-51. PMID: 12444153.
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    38. Christiansen S, Zuraw BL. Serving the underserved: school-based asthma intervention programs. J Asthma. 2002 Sep; 39(6):463-72. PMID: 12375704.
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    39. Christiansen S, Eddleston J, Woessner KM, Chambers SS, Ye R, Pan ZK, Zuraw BL. Up-regulation of functional kinin B1 receptors in allergic airway inflammation. J Immunol. 2002 Aug 15; 169(4):2054-60. PMID: 12165532.
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    40. Koziol JA, Zuraw BL, Christiansen S. Health care consumption among elderly patients in california: a comprehensive 10-year evaluation of trends in hospitalization rates and charges. Gerontologist. 2002 Apr; 42(2):207-16. PMID: 11914464.
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