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profileRima A. Rachid, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Pediatrics
InstitutionBoston Children's Hospital
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressChildrens Hospital
Fegan 6
300 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/355-7602
Fax617/730-0310
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- 1998Alpha-Omega-Alpha
- 1999Farley Fellowship Award
- 2000President Grant-in-Aid Award

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  1. Ballow M, Conaway MR, Sriaroon P, Rachid RA, Seeborg FO, Duff CM, Bonilla FA, Younger MEM, Shapiro R, Burns TM. Construction and validation of a novel disease-specific quality-of-life instrument for patients with primary antibody deficiency disease (PADQOL-16). J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Jun; 139(6):2007-2010.e8. PMID: 28065678.
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  2. Rachid R, Chatila TA. The role of the gut microbiota in food allergy. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 28(6):748-753. PMID: 27749359.
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  3. MacGinnitie AJ, Rachid R, Gragg H, Little SV, Lakin P, Cianferoni A, Heimall J, Makhija M, Robison R, Chinthrajah RS, Lee J, Lebovidge J, Dominguez T, Rooney C, Lewis MO, Koss J, Burke-Roberts E, Chin K, Logvinenko T, Pongracic JA, Umetsu DT, Spergel J, Nadeau KC, Schneider LC. Omalizumab facilitates rapid oral desensitization for peanut allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Mar; 139(3):873-881.e8. PMID: 27609658.
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  4. Yee CS, Rachid R. The Heterogeneity of Oral Immunotherapy Clinical Trials: Implications and Future Directions. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2016 Apr; 16(4):25. PMID: 26922433.
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  5. Umetsu DT, Rachid R, Schneider LC. Oral immunotherapy and anti-IgE antibody treatment for food allergy. World Allergy Organ J. 2015; 8(1):20. PMID: 26185589; PMCID: PMC4491881.
  6. Romberg N, Virdee M, Chamberlain N, Oe T, Schickel JN, Perkins T, Cantaert T, Rachid R, Rosengren S, Palazzo R, Geha R, Cunningham-Rundles C, Meffre E. TNF receptor superfamily member 13b (TNFRSF13B) hemizygosity reveals transmembrane activator and CAML interactor haploinsufficiency at later stages of B-cell development. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015 Nov; 136(5):1315-25. PMID: 26100089; PMCID: PMC4641026 [Available on 11/01/16].
  7. Noval Rivas M, Burton OT, Wise P, Charbonnier LM, Georgiev P, Oettgen HC, Rachid R, Chatila TA. Regulatory T cell reprogramming toward a Th2-cell-like lineage impairs oral tolerance and promotes food allergy. Immunity. 2015 Mar 17; 42(3):512-23. PMID: 25769611; PMCID: PMC4366316.
  8. Burton OT, Logsdon SL, Zhou JS, Medina-Tamayo J, Abdel-Gadir A, Noval Rivas M, Koleoglou KJ, Chatila TA, Schneider LC, Rachid R, Umetsu DT, Oettgen HC. Oral immunotherapy induces IgG antibodies that act through Fc?RIIb to suppress IgE-mediated hypersensitivity. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Dec; 134(6):1310-1317.e6. PMID: 25042981; PMCID: PMC4261076 [Available on 12/01/15].
  9. Schneider LC, Rachid R, LeBovidge J, Blood E, Mittal M, Umetsu DT. A pilot study of omalizumab to facilitate rapid oral desensitization in high-risk peanut-allergic patients. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Dec; 132(6):1368-74. PMID: 24176117; PMCID: PMC4405160.
  10. Romberg N, Chamberlain N, Saadoun D, Gentile M, Kinnunen T, Ng YS, Virdee M, Menard L, Cantaert T, Morbach H, Rachid R, Martinez-Pomar N, Matamoros N, Geha R, Grimbacher B, Cerutti A, Cunningham-Rundles C, Meffre E. CVID-associated TACI mutations affect autoreactive B cell selection and activation. J Clin Invest. 2013 Oct; 123(10):4283-93. PMID: 24051380; PMCID: PMC3786721.
  11. Benhmidoune L, McHachi A, Boukhrissa M, Chakib A, Rachid R, Elbelhadji M, Amraoui A. [Use of bevacizumab in the treatment of complicated proliferative diabetic retinopathy]. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2013 Nov; 36(9):758-63. PMID: 23830522.
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  12. Lieberman P, Rachid R. Administration of intravenous immunoglobulin to a patient with hypogammaglobulinemia and anti-IgA antibodies. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2013 Nov-Dec; 1(6):704. PMID: 24565726.
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  13. Rachid R, Umetsu DT. Immunological mechanisms for desensitization and tolerance in food allergy. Semin Immunopathol. 2012 Sep; 34(5):689-702. PMID: 22821087; PMCID: PMC3744633.
  14. Rachid R, Bonilla FA. Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Aug; 130(2):554. PMID: 22664158.
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  15. Khoriaty E, McClain CD, Permaul P, Smith ER, Rachid R. Intraoperative anaphylaxis induced by the gelatin component of thrombin-soaked gelfoam in a pediatric patient. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2012 Mar; 108(3):209-10. PMID: 22374209.
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  16. Rachid R, Bonilla FA. The role of anti-IgA antibodies in causing adverse reactions to gamma globulin infusion in immunodeficient patients: a comprehensive review of the literature. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2012 Mar; 129(3):628-34. PMID: 21835445.
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  17. Rachid R, Leslie D, Schneider L, Twarog F. Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Oct; 128(4):905. PMID: 21700323.
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  18. Rachid R, Leslie D, Schneider L, Twarog F. Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul; 128(1):251-2. PMID: 21550651.
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  19. Rachid R, Castells M, Cunningham-Rundles C, Bonilla FA. Association of anti-IgA antibodies with adverse reactions to ?-globulin infusion. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul; 128(1):228-230.e1. PMID: 21397310; PMCID: PMC3129450.
  20. Rachid R, Leslie D, Schneider L, Twarog F. Hypersensitivity to systemic corticosteroids: an infrequent but potentially life-threatening condition. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Feb; 127(2):524-8. PMID: 21093900.
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  21. Castigli E, Wilson S, Garibyan L, Rachid R, Bonilla F, Schneider L, Morra M, Curran J, Geha R. Reexamining the role of TACI coding variants in common variable immunodeficiency and selective IgA deficiency. Nat Genet. 2007 Apr; 39(4):430-1. PMID: 17392798.
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  22. Rachid R, Castigli E, Geha RS, Bonilla FA. TACI mutation in common variable immunodeficiency and IgA deficiency. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2006 Sep; 6(5):357-62. PMID: 16899196.
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  23. Castigli E, Wilson SA, Garibyan L, Rachid R, Bonilla F, Schneider L, Geha RS. TACI is mutant in common variable immunodeficiency and IgA deficiency. Nat Genet. 2005 Aug; 37(8):829-34. PMID: 16007086.
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  24. Sasahara Y*, Rachid R*, Byrne MJ, de la Fuente MA, Abraham RT, Ramesh N, Geha RS. * The first 2 authors contributed equally to the article. Mechanism of recruitment of WASP to the immunological synapse and of its activation following TCR ligation. Mol Cell. 2002; 10(6):1269-81.
  25. Muwakkit S, Rachid R, Bazarbachi A, Araysi T, Dbaibo GS. Treatment-resistant infantile Evans syndrome. Pediatr Int. 2001 Oct; 43(5):502-4. PMID: 11737713.
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  26. Mikati MA, Werner S, Gatt A, Liu Z, Rahmeh AA, Rachid RA, Stafstrom CE, Holmes GL. Consequences of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor blockade during status epilepticus in the developing brain. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 1999 Mar 12; 113(1-2):139-42. PMID: 10064883.
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  27. Dbaibo GS, Pushkareva MY, Rachid RA, Alter N, Smyth MJ, Obeid LM, Hannun YA. p53-dependent ceramide response to genotoxic stress. J Clin Invest. 1998 Jul 15; 102(2):329-39. PMID: 9664074; PMCID: PMC508891.
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