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Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577524/childhood-asthma-control-in-japan-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-web-based-survey
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Koichi Yoshida, Mari Sasaki, Yuichi Adachi, Toshiko Itazawa, Hiroshi Odajima, Hirohisa Saito, Akira Akasawa
BACKGROUND: Recent surveys have shown that many patients with asthma experience uncontrolled symptoms and decreased quality of life due to their disease. However, few large population-based studies have evaluated asthma control in Japanese children. OBJECTIVE: To show the reality of asthma control and the pattern of asthma controller medication use among Japanese children. METHODS: In 2012, a web-based survey was conducted to identify children aged 6 to 11 years with asthma in Japan...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577523/quantification-of-fel-d-1-in-house-dust-samples-of-cat-allergic-patients-by-using-monoclonal-antibody-specific-to-a-novel-ige-binding-epitope
#2
Natt Tasaniyananda, Anchalee Tungtrongchitr, Watee Seesuay, Yuwaporn Sakolvaree, Pisinee Aiumurai, Nitaya Indrawattana, Wanpen Chaicumpa, Nitat Sookrung
BACKGROUND: Avoidance of allergen exposure is an effective measure for preventing naÏve and allergic individuals from sensitization (primary intervention) and disease aggravation (secondary intervention), respectively. Regular monitoring of the allergens in the environment is required for the effective intervention. Thus, there is a need for cost-effective test kits for environmental allergen quantifications. OBJECTIVE: To invent a test kit for quantification of cat major allergen, Fel d 1...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577522/rosai-dorfman-disease-with-features-of-igg4-related-disease-in-the-breast-cases-report-and-literature-review
#3
Mei Liu, Xiru Li, Ying Li, Zhuo Wang, Liuquan Cheng, Xin Song, Yun Wu
BACKGROUND: A proportion of cases of Rosai-Dorfman disease exhibit some histological features consistent with IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD). Several investigators have discussed whether Rosai-Dorfman disease belongs to the spectrum of IgG4RD or is concurrent with it by coincidence. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the relationship between the two diseases, we report key features, including IgG4 and amyloid levels, of four cases of Rosai-Dorfman disease in the breast. METHODS: The histological features of the four cases were analyzed and the numbers of IgG4+ plasma cells and IgG4/IgG ratios were evaluated...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577521/seven-chronic-granulomatous-disease-cases-in-a-single-center-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
Şeyhan Kutluğ, Gülnar Şensoy, Asuman Birinci, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Alişan YΙldΙran
BACKGROUND: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency caused by defects in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase enzyme system. This disease causes the disordered functioning of phagocytic cells. It is characterized by life-threatening and/or recurrent infections by bacteria and fungi. CGD has one X-linked recessive subtype (X-CGD) and four autosomal recessive subtypes (AR-CGD), and the differential diagnosis is important in such chronic inflammatory disorders...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577520/duration-of-neutralizing-antibody-persisting-in-thai-individuals-after-childhood-vaccination-against-smallpox
#5
Kannikar Kwanchum, Silawun Ampol, Anchalee Thongput, Navin Horthongkham, Suthiphol Udomphunthurak, Sontana Siritantikorn, Wannee Kantakamalakul
BACKGROUND: Although smallpox was completely eliminated by 1980, it remains possible that variola virus could be intentionally released in an act of bioterrorism. Thus, several studies have been performed to detect antibody levels after smallpox vaccination of the current population in various countries to indicate the duration of maintenance of immunological memory. Our study endeavored to investigate the level of neutralizing (Nt) antibody responses of Thai individuals who had been immunized with smallpox vaccine during childhood...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577519/drug-allergy-evaluation-for-betalactam-hypersensitivity-cross-reactivity-with-cephalosporines-carbapenems-and-negative-predictive-value
#6
Mona Al-Ahmad, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza
BACKGROUND: There are no studies on cross-reactivity of betalactams among patients allergic to penicillin, or on the negative predictive value (NPV) of penicillin allergy evaluation from Arabian Gulf countries OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the role and NPV of drug provocation test (DPT) for betalactam hypersensitivity reactions in patients referred for allergy evaluation in Kuwait METHODS: Skin test (ST) was performed for all patients with a history of betalactam hypersensitivity, other than anaphylaxis...
June 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364412/the-validation-and-evaluation-of-anti-hiv-testing-algorithm-used-in-mobile-clinic-setting-for-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-metropolitan-bangkok-thailand
#7
Tippawan Pankam, Sarun Saensiriphan, Suphackok Areeyolwattana, Napapat Barisri, Supabhorn Pengnonyang, Sunee Sirivichayakul, Nittaya Phanuphak, Praphan Phanuphak
BACKGROUND: Same-day anti-HIV testing algorithm is recommended by Thai National Guidelines. We compared performance characteristics of algorithms used in a mobile clinic and a facility-based clinic for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bangkok. METHODS: Mobile clinic samples collected from 4 saunas and 2 spa venues were tested by Alere DetermineTM HIV 1/2, followed by DoubleCheck GoldTM Ultra HIV 1/2 and SD Bioline HIV 1/2 3.0. All samples were re-tested at the Thai Red Cross Anonymous Clinic (TRCAC) by Architect HIV Ag/Ab or Elecsys HIV combi PT, followed by Alere DetermineTM HIV 1/2 and Serodia HIV 1/2...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364411/urinary-cysteinyl-leukotriene-e4-level-and-therapeutic-response-to-montelukast-in-children-with-mild-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#8
Kanokkarn Sunkonkit, Suchada Sritippayawan, Montida Veeravikrom, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Nuanchan Prapphal
BACKGROUND: Antileukotriene has been used for alleviating disease severity in children with adenotonsillar hypertrophy (ATH) and mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Previous study showed the relationship between urinary cysteinyl leukotriene E₄ (uLTE₄) level and therapeutic response to montelukast in asthmatic adults. However, this relationship has never been investigated in pediatric OSA. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between uLTE₄ level and therapeutic response to montelukast in children with ATH and mild OSA...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364410/association-analyses-identify-two-susceptibility-loci-5q31-and-5q22-1-for-atopic-dermatitis-in-chinese-han-population
#9
Xiao-Yun Jiang, Jin-Hua Zhao, Chong-Xian Yu, Ling Fang, Xiao-Dong Zheng, Xian-Yong Yin, Yan-Yan Wu, Xian-Fa Tang, Fu-Sheng Zhou, Xue-Jun Zhang, Feng-Li Xiao
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) and other atopic diseases often share some common genetic and pathogenic bases. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified several loci associated with atopic diseases, allergic sensitization and asthma in different populations. The aim of this study was to investigate whether these susceptibility loci were related to AD in Chinese Han population. METHODS: Eight single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from recent atopic diseases and allergic sensitization GWAS were genotyped in 3,013 AD patients and 5,483 healthy controls in Chinese Han population using Sequenom MassArray system...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364409/metabolomics-analysis-of-anaphylactoid-reaction-reveals-its-mechanism-in-a-rat-model
#10
Yubin Xu, Na Guo, Deqiang Dou, Xiaoku Ran, Chunyan Liu
BACKGROUND: Anaphylactoid reactions, accounting for more than 77% of all immune-mediated immediate hypersensitivity reactions, have become a serious threat to public health, but their effect mechanism is not clear and diagnostic tests are limited. Comprehensive metabolite analysis may reveal the anaphylactoid effect mechanism systematically and provide reference for future diagnostic purposes. METHODS: Plasma from Brown Norway rats given intravenous injection of saline, compound 48/80 (2...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364408/comparison-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-pollen-allergen-extracts-using-skin-prick-testing-and-serum-specific-ige-as-references
#11
Nualanong Visitsunthorn, Kittipos Visitsuntho, Punchama Pacharn, Orathai Jirapongsananuruk, Chaweewan Bunnag
BACKGROUND: Allergen extracts may be different due to the difference in dissemination of allergen-containing species in various geographical areas. Therefore, we wish to develop our own extracts to ensure the precision and quality of diagnosis. OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy and safety of our locally prepared pollen allergen extracts to imported ones, using skin prick testing (SPT) and serum specific IgE (sIgE) as references. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, double-blinded, self-controlled study was performed in respiratory allergic adult volunteers who are sensitized to at least one kind of pollen...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364407/mosquito-allergy-in-children-clinical-features-and-limitation-of-commercially-available-diagnostic-tests
#12
Wiparat Manuyakorn, Sulak Itsaradisaikul, Suwat Benjaponpitak, Wasu Kamchaisatian, Cherapat Sasisakulporn, Wanlapa Jotikasthira, Ponpan Matangkasombut
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical features of mosquito allergy in children and the ability of commercially available mosquito allergy tests to detect children with mosquito allergy in Thailand. METHODS: Patients with mosquito allergy aged 1 month to 18 years were recruited. Demographic data, history of mosquito allergy (onset of the reaction, reaction type) and clinical features were recorded. A skin prick test using a commercially available whole body allergen extract from Culex pipiens was performed, and serum was tested for specific IgE antibodies to Aedes communis whole body extract...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364406/component-resolved-diagnostics-in-thai-children-with-cow-s-milk-and-egg-allergy
#13
Wipa Jessadapakorn, Pasuree Sangsupawanich, Natthakul Wootipoom, Oranart Suddeaugrai, Araya Yuenyongviwat
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Component-resolved diagnostics (CRD) have garnered a lot of attention in recent years in the diagnosis of food allergies. We aimed to investigate sensitization against cow's milk and egg white components, and to study the clinical usefulness of serum food-specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to cow's milk and egg white components in Thai children with cow's milk and egg allergies. METHOD: Children with IgE-mediated cow's milk and/or egg allergy were enrolled...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431472/erratum-figure-correction-aeroallergen-sensitization-and-allergic-disease-phenotypes-in-asia
#14
(no author information available yet)
To the Editor: We would like to make a minor geographical correction to the map in the original article. The revised map is attached (Figure 1). The aeroallergen sensitization distributions remain accurate and this correction does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The authors take responsibility for the error.
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431471/asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome-and-precision-medicine
#15
EDITORIAL
Somchai Bovornkitti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996289/cardiac-involvement-in-dress-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Tomon Thongsri, Leena Chularojanamontri, Werner J Pichler
OBJECTIVE: Cardiac involvement in drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome varies considerably between 4% and 21%. Here we present our case and review literatures for its diagnosis and management. An algorithm for diagnosis of cardiac involvement in DRESS syndrome is proposed in this article. DATA SOURCES: Data regarding DRESS-associated myocarditis and eosinophilic myocarditis were gather primarily from MEDLINE database. RESULTS: DRESS syndrome is a hypersensitivity reaction which is due to massive T cell stimulation resulting in cytotoxicity and eosinophil activation and recruitment...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543732/species-and-quantity-of-airborne-pollens-in-shanghai-as-monitored-by-gravitational-and-volumetric-methods
#17
Liying Sun, Yanhua Xu, Yiwei Wang, Yueyan Lou, Yiping Xu, Yinshi Guo
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic diseases has markedly increased in the last decades. It is therefore important to assess the distribution of airborne pollen, the most important aeroallergen, for allergic disease prevention and control. OBJECTIVE: To identify the species and quantity of airborne pollens, and observe their distribution characteristics in Shanghai, using gravitational (Durham Sampler) and volumetric (Rotorod Sampler 40) methods simultaneously...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543731/interleukin-18-correlates-with-interleukin-4-but-not-interferon-%C3%AE-production-in-lymphocyte-cultures-from-atopic-dermatitis-patients-after-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-stimulation
#18
Oki Suwarsa, Sudigdo Adi, Ponpon Idjradinata, Endang Sutedja, Erda Avriyanti, Adlina Asfara, Hendra Gunawan
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) triggers exacerbation of atopic dermatitis (AD) and causes chronic inflammation through the action of various proteins such as staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB). SEB has a role in activating interleukin (IL)-18, an important regulator of interferon (IFN)-γ and IL-4, in regards to a therapeutic strategy. OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of IL-18 level with the IL-4 and IFN-γ level in lymphocyte cultures from AD patients following SEB stimulation...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543728/cross-reactive-antibodies-against-h7n9-and-h5n1-avian-influenza-viruses-in-thai-population
#19
Li Jiang, Don Changsom, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Wanibtisam Masamae, Anan Jongkaewwattana, Sopon Iamsirithaworn, Sineenat Oota, Suda Louisirirotchanakul, Prasert Auewarakul, Pilaipan Puthavathana
BACKGROUD: Avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 viruses have jumped across species from avian to humans and become a threat to public health. Not much is known about pre-existing cross-reactive antibodies against these avian viruses in human population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of cross-reactive anti-HA and anti-NA antibodies to avian influenza H5N1 and H7N9 viruses in Thai population. METHOD: Archival serum samples from 100 blood donors and 21 patients infected with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (pdmH1N1) virus were investigated by hemagglutination-inhibition (HAI) and neuraminidase-inhibition (NAI) assays for anti-HA and anti-NA antibodies, respectively...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27362407/effect-of-the-prenatal-maternal-environments-and-diets-on-cord-blood-interleukin-4-and-interferon-gamma-a-pilot-study
#20
Won Hee Seo, Byung Min Choi, Heechul Lee, Young Yoo, Ji Tae Choung, Youngshin Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: TThe environment of a pregnant woman can affect not only fetal growth and development, but also diseases in childhood. Neonatal cord blood cytokines are commonly used to evaluate the immune development of neonates. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the environment and diet during pregnancy on IL-4 and IFN-γ in neonatal cord blood. METHOD: A total of 111 pregnant women participated in this study from April to November 2010...
March 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
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