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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497679/disappearance-of-severe-oral-allergy-syndrome-following-omalizumab-treatment
#1
R Asero
The first case of disappearance of apple-induced oral allergy syndrome in a birch pollen-allergic patient following omalizumab treatment is reported. This observation in a case of type 2 food allergy suggests that omalizumab is potentially an effective preventive treatment for patients with severe, type 1 food allergies.
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497678/eosinophil-fungal-rhinosinusitis-caused-by-fusarium-infection-secondary-to-odontogenic-maxillary-sinus-disease-when-collaboration-between-otolaryngologist-and-allergologist-leads-to-the-correct-diagnosis-and-therapy
#2
P Gamba, C Lombardi
Rhinitis and sinusitis usually coexist and are concurrent in most individuals; thus, the correct terminology is now "rhinosinusitis". On the basis of numerous causative factors, often co-existing in the same patient, the diagnosis of rhinosinusitis is also made by a wide variety of practitioners (allergologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, paediatricians, and many others). Approximately 5-15% of the population suffers from chronic rhinosinusitis, and in 10-12% of them, it is of dental origin...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497677/successful-of-subcutaneous-and-oral-hyposensitizing-therapy-in-30-patients
#3
A Tammaro, I Romano, F R Parisella, G De Marco, F Persechino, I Trimarchi, S Persechino
Background. Pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy are the main treatment modalities for respiratory allergy. The aim of this paper has been to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of subcutaneous and sublingual immunotherapy in association in allergic patients, and to demonstrate that the patients who have performed a second oral vaccination cycle after 4-5 years from the first subcutaneous treatment, derive benefits that may last for years. This is due to immune system's plasticity. Methods. The study was conducted in 30 allergic patients which had previously executed a full cycle of classical subcutaneous immunotherapy, with a partial remission of symptoms...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497676/assessment-of-validity-and-reliability-of-drug-hypersensitivity-quality-of-life-questionnaire-the-dutch-experience
#4
M Moayeri, H Van Os-Medendorp, I Baiardini, H Röckmann
Drug Hypersensitivity Quality of Life Questionnaire (DrHy-Q) is the first questionnaire that captures health related quality of life impact in patients with drug hypersensitivity. The aim of this study was to translate and validate the original Italian 15-item DrHy-Q for use among Dutch-speaking residents. We also compared the DrHy-Q scores obtained across countries. In a prospective cohort study, the Dutch DrHy-Q was completed by 124 patients (65.3% female, age 56.8 ± 14.0) with a confirmed drug hypersensitivity...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497675/evaluation-of-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-primary-immunodeficiency-disorders
#5
M Reisi, G Azizi, F Kiaee, F Masiha, R Shirzadi, T Momen, H Rafiemanesh, N Tavakolinia, M Modaresi, A Aghamohammadi
Background. Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are inherited disorders in which one or several components of immune system are defected. Moreover, affected patients are at high risk for developing recurrent infections, particularly pulmonary infections. The spectrum of pulmonary manifestations in PIDs is broad, and includes acute and chronic infection, structural abnormalities (eg, bronchiectasis), malignancy and dysregulated inflammation resulting in tissue damage. In this study, our aims are to evaluate pulmonary complications in PID patients...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497674/the-vespid-allergy-quality-of-life-questionnaire-cultural-adaptation-and-translation-to-portuguese
#6
D Silva, A M Pereira, N Santos, L Amaral, L Delgado, J N Oude Elberink, A Coimbra
A cross-cultural translation of the Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (VQLQ) to the Portuguese population (VQLQ-P) was performed, assessing its applicability in wasp and in non-beekeeper bee venom allergic patients. Additionally, we evaluated a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to estimate hymenoptera allergy interference with daily life. Methods. Cross-cultural translation was performed according to recommendations. The final VQLQ-P version, the Expectation of Outcome questionnaire (EoQ), EQ-5D and VAS were applied to wasp (n = 19) and non-beekeeper bee venom allergic patients (n = 30)...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497673/body-mass-index-and-skin-reactivity-to-histamine-and-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-in-children-and-adolescents-followed-in-a-pediatric-allergy-service
#7
A Keller Franco, R Oselka Sarni, M Carvalho Mallozi, D Solé
Rationale. Recent data suggest that the nutritional status assessed by body mass index (BMI) is positively associated with skin reactivity to histamine in children. Objective. To study the relation between BMI and skin reactivity to histamine and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus in allergic children and adolescents. Methods. The medical charts of patients attended in our outpatient clinic between 2013 and 2014 (n = 972) were evaluated. Only patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis or wheezing infants sensitized to at least one aeroallergen were selected: a total of 626 patients (6 months to 19 year-olds; 60...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497672/allergic-and-nonallergic-rhinitis-and-skin-sensitization-to-metals-is-there-a-link
#8
M Gelardi, R Guarino, S Taliente, N Quaranta, A Carpentieri, G Passalacqua
Background. Chromium, Cobalt and Nickel are responsible for contact dermatitis, that is largely prevalent in the general population. They can act also as irritants in the upper and lower respiratory airways. Also rhinitis (allergic and nonallergic) is a high prevalence disorder. Both diseases could share some common inflammatory mechanisms, but the clinical association between skin sensitization to metals and rhinitis was never studied. Objective. We assessed the presence of skin sensitization to metals in subjects with rhinitis...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497671/perceived-efficacy-and-satisfaction-of-patients-with-subcutaneous-hypoallergenic-high-dose-house-dust-mite-extract
#9
A Roger Reig, M Ibero Iborra, T Carrillo Díaz, R López Abad, V Sánchez Moreno, J Álvarez Nieto, N Cancelliere
The efficacy and safety of subcutaneous immunotherapy with modified, high-dose, major allergen house dust mite extract is widely supported by double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. However, little is known regarding patient-perceived efficacy and satisfaction. An observational, retrospective, multicentre study in patients treated with Acaroid(®) was conducted to assess the efficacy and degree of satisfaction of the patients after the first six months of treatment with it. All the clinical study procedures were performed according to the routine clinical practice...
May 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294591/letter-to-the-editor-can-dog-allergen-immunotherapy-reduce-concomitant-allergic-sensitization-to-other-furry-animals-a-preliminary-experience
#10
G Liccardi, L Calzetta, A Salzillo, L Billeri, G Lucà, P Rogliani
It has been shown that allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is effective in reducing symptoms of allergic asthma and rhinitis. Data on the efficacy are less convincing with regard to AIT for allergens of common pets (cats/dogs). We describe a case of dog allergy in which we explored if dog AIT (DAI) could reduce a concomitant allergic sensitization to other allergens of furry animals. Our case demonstrates the efficacy of sublingual DAI on SPTs, symptom score, and spirometric responses despite persistent exposure to dog allergens at home in a patient sensitized, but not exposed, to several other furry animals...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294590/successful-omalizumab-treatment-in-hiv-positive-patient-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-case-report
#11
E Iemoli, F Niero, L Borgonovo, M V Cossu, S Piconi
We described a case of a 56 year old homosexual HIV positive man who presented a history of CSU since one year (2012). All the allergologic, immunologic and microbiologic tests to evaluate the pathogenesis of wheals resulted negative. Therefore in June 2015 we decided to start therapy with Omalizumab while the patient kept on effective antiretroviral therapy with 310 cells/mm3 TCD4 counts and undetectable HIV viremia. After two monthly subcutaneuous injection of 150 mg of Omalizumab the patient had no more urticarial symptoms...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294589/selective-hypersensitivity-to-cefazolin-and-contribution-of-the-basophil-activation-test
#12
J P Almeida, A Lopes, A Campos Melo, M C Pereira Santos, M Pereira Barbosa
The authors present 2 case reports of selective cefazolin hypersensitivity: a 49 year-old woman with a history of two perioperative reactions (urticaria and severe anaphylaxis) after the use of rocuronium, propophol and cefazolin; a 36 year-old pregnant woman who developed facial erythema, lips angioedema and hypotension immediately after administration of ropivacain, sufentanil, cefazolin, oxytocin and ephedrine. In both cases, intradermal skin tests were positive for cefazolin. A basophil activation test was performed for cefazolin, which was positive in one patient...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294588/prescriptive-appropriateness-using-inhalant-and-food-allergen-panels-a-comparison-between-general-practitioners-and-allergists-prescription-in-genoa-italy
#13
G Ciprandi, P Comite, F Ferrero, R Montaruli, M Mussap
Background. Prescriptive appropriateness is an actual claim in healthcare, and it also concerns in vitro tests used in the allergy work-up, such as the serum allergen-specific IgE (sIgE) assay. In the Liguria Region, two panels were defined (for inhaled and food allergens) including 12 allergens. Their composition changed over time. Objectives. The aims of the present retrospective study were: i) to evaluate the percentage of positive tests, and ii) to compare the findings of sIgE assay on the basis of the general practictioners' (GPs) or specialist' prescription, considering both the old panels and the new panels...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294587/vitamin-d-levels-and-allergic-diseases-an-italian-cross-sectional-multicenter-survey
#14
C Lombardi, G Passalacqua
Background. During the two last decades, the interest in the role of Vitamin D (VD) in allergic disease has increased. Apart from the well-known actions of VD in bone metabolism, recent studies suggested its possible role as an immune-modulator in allergy. Objective. This study, conducted over the Italian territory, evaluated the possible correlations between VD serum level and diagnosed allergic diseases (rhinitis / asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis). Thus, VD was assessed in patients with physician-diagnosed allergic diseases...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294586/pediatric-eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-portugal
#15
J L Alves Marcelino, R Cardoso de Aguiar, F Cabral Duarte, A Célia Costa, M A Pereira-Barbosa
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly frequent diagnosis in our clinical practice, mainly in pediatric age. Allergic responses to food and aeroallergens have been increasingly implicated in the etiology of this disease. We describe a retrospective data analysis of pediatric EoE patients followed in our Immunoallergology Department. Of the 25 children (22 male, average 10.8 years), 88% had prior history of rhinoconjunctivitis, 76% asthma, 48% eczema and 36% food allergy. After evaluation, we identified in 76% and 92% of patients food and aeroallergen sensitization, respectively; 68% had simultaneously food and inhalant sensitization and 96% had at least one positive test to aeroallergens or food allergens...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294585/static-and-elevated-pollen-traps-do-not-provide-an-accurate-assessment-of-personal-pollen-exposure
#16
V Penel, M Calleja, C Pichot, D Charpin
Background. Volumetric pollen traps are commonly used to assess pollen exposure. These traps are well suited for estimating the regional mean airborne pollen concentration but are likely not to provide an accurate index of personal exposure. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that hair sampling may provide different pollen counts from those from pollen traps, especially when the pollen exposure is diverse. Methods. We compared pollen counts in hair washes to counts provided by stationary volumetric and gravimetric pollen traps in 2 different settings: urban with volunteers living in short distance from one another and from the static trap and suburban in which volunteers live in a scattered environment, quite far from the static trap...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294584/ige-igg1-and-igg4-response-to-specific-allergens-in-sensitized-subjects-showing-different-clinical-reactivity-to-anisakis-simplex
#17
M T Ventura, R Rodriguez-Perez, M L Caballero, M Garcia-Alonso, L Antonicelli, R Asero
Background. Anisakis simplex hypersensitive subjects may be sensitized without clinical allergy, or experience acute symptoms or chronic urticaria induced by raw fish. We studied whether the 3 subgroups differ in IgE, IgG1 or IgG4 reactivity to specific Anisakis simplex allergens. Methods. 28 Anisakis simplex-hypersensitive adults, 11 with acute symptoms, 9 with chronic urticaria, and 8 sensitized were studied. IgE, IgG1 and IgG4 to rAni s 1, 5, 9 and 10 were sought by ELISA. IgE and IgG4 to nAni s 4 were determined by WB...
March 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120607/anaphylaxis-to-hidden-potato-allergens-in-a-peach-and-egg-allergic-boy
#18
M F Martín-Muñoz, A Diaz-Perales, J Cannabal, S Quirce
More than 170 foods have been identified as being potentially allergenic. However, a minority of these foods cause the majority of reactions. Sweets are frequently implicated in allergic reactions in children with cow's milk, egg, nuts or fruits allergy, and they are the most relevant foods investigated as responsible allergens. We report an anaphylactic reaction to candies in an egg and peach allergic boy. We performed a study to identify responsible allergens for the reaction. We investigated hidden egg and peach allergens in the candies, but they were not found...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120606/a-very-unusual-case-of-food-allergy-between-fpies-and-ige-mediated-food-allergy
#19
S Miceli Sopo, S Monaco, G Cerchiara, G Bersani
Food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a food-related gastrointestinal hypersensitivity disorder, probably non-IgE-mediated. Over the years, various diagnostic criteria have been proposed to identify FPIES. In the last few years, there was an increased interest from researchers about FPIES's syndrome, that frequently brought to discover new aspects of this disease. We describe an unusual case of FPIES to egg in a 21-months-old child, because of its clinical characteristics that reflect some aspects of IgE-mediated allergy and other of non IgE-mediated allergy...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120605/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mimics-many-common-conditions-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#20
A T Akenroye, N Madan, F Mohammadi, J Leider
Introduction. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare but potentially fatal disease, is characterized by excessive immune activation and cytokine release which stimulates bone marrow macrophages to engulf hematopoietic cells. HLH could be secondary to infections: viral, fungal, and bacterial; malignancies and autoimmune diseases. The diagnosis of HLH is usually delayed due to the presence of non-specific symptoms at presentation. This delay contributes to increased mortality. Cases and review. We present the case of 4 patients who presented with subjective fevers and extreme fatigue...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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