Dear Dr Fishman,
Our current electronic medical record system, EPIC, lists patients with allergy to iodinated radiographic contrast material as "iodine allergy." It seems that this perpetuates a myth. Patient care gets altered or delayed due to the uncertainty of a true risk. Do you have a more accurate term to avoid confusion with reactions to betadine or lumped with seafood intolerance, "iodinated contrast"?
Thanks in advance.
you are indeed correct and the only thing worse is shellfish allergy.
shellfish? is that lobster or crab or abalone or clams or crayfish or.... you get the point. I am not sure how to solve the issue but perhaps iodinated contrast would be best with a line for the type of reaction. for example some patients felt warm and say they are allergic. more info is better