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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293936/a-case-of-cycloserine-induced-lichenoid-drug-eruption-supported-by-the-lymphocyte-transformation-test
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LETTER
Jakyoung Kim, Shinyoung Park, Chul Min Jung, Chee Won Oh, Jae Woo Kwon
Lichenoid drug eruption (LDE) is a rare form of delayed-type drug eruption. Among anti-tuberculosis (Tb) agents, cycloserine (CS) has been reported as a rare cause of LDE. Positive results on the lymphocyte transformation test (LTT) have not been reported in patients with LDE. In the present case, we performed LTT and a patch test, and successfully proved CS as the offending drug in this patient, who had been treated with multiple anti-Tb drugs. These observations suggest that CS should be considered a possible cause of LDE and that LTT can be an option for the diagnosis of LDE...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293935/levodropropizine-induced-anaphylaxis-case-series-and-literature-review
#2
LETTER
Jae Won Song, Young Sook Jang, Moon Chan Jung, Joo Hee Kim, Jeong Hee Choi, Sunghoon Park, Yong Il Hwang, Seung Hun Jang, Ki Suck Jung
Levodropropizine is commonly used as an antitussive drug for acute and chronic cough. It is a non-opioid agent with peripheral antitussive action via the modulation of sensory neuropeptide levels in the airways. Thus, levodropropizine has a more tolerable profile than opioid antitussives. However, we experienced 3 cases of levodropropizine-induced anaphylaxis. Three patients commonly presented with generalized urticaria, dyspnea, and collapse after taking cold medication including levodropropizine. To find out the culprit drug, we performed skin tests, oral provocation tests (OPTs), and basophil activation tests (BATs)...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293934/a-pilot-study-of-intralymphatic-immunotherapy-for-house-dust-mite-cat-and-dog-allergies
#3
Sang Pyo Lee, Seung Joon Choi, Eugene Joe, Sang Min Lee, Min Woo Lee, Jung Woo Shim, Yu Jin Kim, Sun Young Kyung, Jeong Woong Park, Sung Hwan Jeong, Joo Hyun Jung
Several recent clinical trials reported that intralymphatic immunotherapy (ILIT) for some allergens, such as cat dander and pollen, induce tolerance more rapidly than conventional subcutaneous or sublingual immunotherapy, have a comparable duration of effect after only 3 injections, and do not provoke serious local or systemic reactions. However, the efficacy and safety of ILIT are using Dermatophagoides farinae (Df), Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Dp), and dog, which are indoor allergens that are commonly found globally, need to be evaluated...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293933/unmet-primary-physicians-needs-for-allergic-rhinitis-care-in-korea
#4
Hyeon Jong Yang, Young Hyo Kim, Bora Lee, Do Youn Kong, Dong Kyu Kim, Mi Ae Kim, Bong Seong Kim, Won Young Kim, Jeong Hee Kim, Yang Park, So Yeon Park, Woo Yong Bae, Keejae Song, Min Suk Yang, Sang Min Lee, Young Mok Lee, Hyun Jong Lee, Jae Hong Cho, Hye Mi Jee, Jeong Hee Choi, Young Yoo, Young Il Koh
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is one of the most common chronic allergic respiratory diseases worldwide. Various practical guidelines for AR have been developed and updated to improve the care of AR patients; however, up to 40% patients remain symptomatic. The unmet need for AR care is one of the greatest public health problems in the world. The gaps between guideline and real-world practice, and differences according to the region, culture, and medical environments may be the causes of unmet needs for AR care. Because there is no evidence-based AR practical guideline reflecting the Korean particularity, various needs are increasing...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293932/effect-of-tio%C3%A2-nanoparticles-on-inflammasome-mediated-airway-inflammation-and-responsiveness
#5
Byeong Gon Kim, Pureun Haneul Lee, Sun Hye Lee, Moo Kyun Park, An Soo Jang
PURPOSE: Nanoparticles (NPs) may cause cell and tissue damage, leading to local and systemic inflammatory responses and adverse effects on health due to the inhalation of particulate matter. The inflammasome is a major regulator of inflammation through its activation of pro-caspase-1, which cleaves pro-interleukin-1β (pro-IL-1β) into its mature form and may induce acute and chronic immune responses to NPs. However, little is known about the response of the inflammasome to NP exposure via the airways in asthma...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293931/investigation-of-the-possible-role-of-the-hippo-yap1-pathway-in-asthma-and-allergy
#6
Lili E Fodor, András Gézsi, Ldikó Ungvári, Agnes F Semsei, Zsófia Gál, Adrienne Nagy, Gabriella Gálffy, Lilla Tamási, András Kiss, Péter Antal, Csaba Szalai
PURPOSE: Several lines of evidence indicate that the Hippo/Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) pathways might play a role in the pathogenesis of asthma. To investigate the possible role of the Hippo/YAP1 pathway in the pathogenesis of asthma or its phenotypes. METHODS: The levels of gene expressions of the members of the Hippo/YAP1 were compared. The presence of the proteins of the YAP1 and FRMD6 were analyzed with Western blot in induced sputum of 18 asthmatic subjects and 10 control subjects...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293930/anti-interleukin-9-antibody-increases-the-effect-of-allergen-specific-immunotherapy-in-murine-allergic-rhinitis
#7
Ji Hyeon Shin, Do Hyun Kim, Boo Young Kim, Sung Won Kim, Se Hwan Hwang, Joohyung Lee, Soo Whan Kim
PURPOSE: Interleukin (IL)-9 induces allergic responses; however, the roles of anti-IL-9 antibody in the induction of tolerance remain unclear. This study investigated the effects of anti-IL-9 antibody on oral tolerance (OT) in a mouse model of allergic rhinitis (AR). METHODS: BALB/c mice were divided into 4 groups: the control, AR, OT, and OT with anti-IL-9 antibody (OT+IL9AB) groups. Ovalbumin (OVA) was used for sensitization and challenge. Mice in the OT and OT+IL9AB groups were fed OVA for immunotherapy...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293929/is-performance-of-a-modified-eucapnic-voluntary-hyperpnea-test-in-high-ventilation-athletes-reproducible
#8
Michael D Kennedy, Craig D Steinback, Rachel Skow, Eric C Parent
PURPOSE: Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is common in "high ventilation" athletes, and the Eucapnic Voluntary Hyperpnea (EVH) airway provocation test is the standard EIB screen. Although the EVH test is widely used, the in-test performance in high ventilation athletes as well as the reproducibility of that performance has not been determined. Reproducibility of pre- and post-test spirometry and self-reported atopy/cough was also examined. METHODS: High ventilation athletes (competitive swimmers; n=11, 5 males) completed an atopy/cough questionnaire and EVH testing (operator controlled FiCO₂) on 2 consecutive days...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293928/efficacy-of-sublingual-immunotherapy-for-house-dust-mite-induced-allergic-rhinitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Bohai Feng, Haijie Xiang, Haiyong Jin, Jinjian Gao, Saiyu Huang, Yunbin Shi, Ruru Chen, Bobei Chen
PURPOSE: Allergic rhinitis (AR) has become a global issue for a large part of the general population. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) has been used extensively to treat persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). Although systematic reviews have confirmed the effectiveness of SLIT for the treatment of AR, a considerable number of studies using extracts of house dust mites (HDMs) for immunotherapy found no consensus on basic treatment parameters and questioned the efficacy of SLIT. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated SLIT for PAR by a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293927/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-urticaria-with-a-focus-on-chronic-urticaria-in-children
#10
Seung Jin Lee, Eun Kyo Ha, Hye Mi Jee, Kyung Suk Lee, Seung Won Lee, Mi Ae Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Young Ho Jung, Youn Ho Sheen, Myong Soon Sung, Man Yong Han
PURPOSE: Limited data is available on the prevalence and risk factors of acute and chronic urticaria in children. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence and identify the risk factors of acute and chronic urticaria in Korean children. METHODS: This population-based study examined 4,076 children (age 4 to 13 years) who were enrolled in the 2015 prospective Seongnam Atopy Project (SAP 2015) in Korea. The parents completed an urticaria questionnaire that included questions regarding the duration, severity, and triggering factors of urticaria...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293926/prenatal-maternal-distress-and-allergic-diseases-in-offspring-review-of-evidence-and-possible-pathways
#11
REVIEW
Dong In Suh, Hyoung Yoon Chang, Eun Lee, Song I Yang, Soo Jong Hong
Recent studies have suggested a close association between prenatal maternal distress and allergic diseases in the offspring. We selected relevant birth-cohort or national registry studies using a keyword search of the PubMed database and summarized current evidence on the impact of prenatal maternal distress on the development of offspring's allergic diseases. Moreover, we postulated possible pathways linking prenatal distress and allergic diseases based on relevant human and animal studies. Both dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and increased oxidative stress may cause structural (altered brain/lung development) and functional (skewed immune development) changes, which may predispose the fetus to developing allergic diseases during childhood...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293925/genetic-signatures-of-asthma-exacerbation
#12
REVIEW
Heung Woo Park, Kelan G Tantisira
Asthma exacerbation (AE) usually denotes worsening of asthma symptoms that requires intense management to prevent further deterioration. AE has been reported to correlate with clinical and demographic factors, such as race, gender, and treatment compliance as well as environmental factors, such as viral infection, smoking, and air pollution. In addition, recent observations suggest that there are likely to be genetic factors specific to AE. Understanding genetic factors specific to AE is essential to develop therapy tailored for exacerbation-prone asthma...
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293924/prevalence-and-causes-of-childhood-urticaria
#13
EDITORIAL
Meeyong Shin, Sooyoung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102066/erratum-in-vitro-evaluation-of-allergen-potencies-of-commercial-house-dust-mite-sublingual-immunotherapy-reagents
#14
Kyung Hee Park, Mina Son, Soo Young Choi, Hey Jung Park, Jae Hyun Lee, Kyoung Yong Jeong, Joo Shil Lee, Jung Won Park
This corrects the article on p. 124 in vol. 7, PMID: 25729619.
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102064/fixed-food-eruption-caused-by-actinidia-arguta-hardy-kiwi-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
LETTER
Kyoung Hee Sohn, Byung Keun Kim, Ju Young Kim, Woo Jung Song, Hye Ryun Kang, Heung Woo Park, Sang Heon Cho, Kyung Up Min
Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is a common hypersensitivity reaction characterized by recurrent, well-circumscribed, erythematous patches that arise at the same site as a result of systemic drug exposure. However, fixed food eruption (FFE), a lesion triggered by food ingestion, is a rare allergy that was first defined in 1996. Based on their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, the fruit and leaves of Actinidia arguta, the hardy kiwi, are widely consumed across Korea, Japan, and China. This report describes the first case of FFE caused by hardy kiwi leaves, known as Daraesun in Korean, confirmed by oral provocation tests and skin biopsy...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102063/sputum-inflammatory-mediators-are-increased-in-aspergillus-fumigatus-culture-positive-asthmatics
#16
Michael A Ghebre, Dhananjay Desai, Amisha Singapuri, Joanne Woods, Laura Rapley, Suzanne Cohen, Athula Herath, Andrew J Wardlaw, Catherine H Pashley, Richard May, Chris E Brightling
Aspergillus fumigatus sensitization and culture in asthma are associated with disease severity and lung function impairment, but their relationship with airway inflammation is poorly understood. We investigated the profile of 24 sputum inflammatory mediators in A. fumigatus culture-positive or-negative moderate-to-severe asthmatics. Fifty-two subjects were recruited from a single center. A. fumigatus was cultured from 19 asthmatics. Asthma control, symptom score, lung function, and sputum cell count were not significantly different between the asthmatics with and without a positive A...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102062/the-role-of-il-17-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-rhinitis-model
#17
Jun Sang Bae, Ji Hye Kim, Eun Hee Kim, Ji Hun Mo
PURPOSE: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a cell wall component of Gram-negative bacteria and important for pro-inflammatory mediators. This study aimed to establish a rhinitis model using ovalbumin (OVA) and LPS in order to evaluate the role of interleukin (IL)-17 in the pathogenesis of an LPS-induced non-eosionophilic rhinitis model. METHODS: Mice were divided into 4 groups and each group consisted of 10 mice (negative control group, allergic rhinitis model group, 1-μg LPS treatment group, and 10-μg LPS treatment group)...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102061/clinical-diversity-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-review-of-5-000-patients-at-a-single-institute
#18
Howard Chu, Jung U Shin, Chang Ook Park, Hemin Lee, Jungsoo Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee
PURPOSE: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic eczematous dermatitis that has a high prevalence and diverse clinical features. Although several hypotheses about its multifactorial pathogenesis have been suggested, the cause is not yet fully understood. A better understanding of the clinical features may helpful inelucidating the pathogenesis of AD. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed the questionnaires, medical charts, and laboratory examination results of 5,000 patients diagnosed with AD at a single tertiary hospital in Korea...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102060/usefulness-of-house-dust-mite-nasal-provocation-test-in-asthma
#19
Inseon S Choi, Soo Jeong Kim, Joo Min Won, Myeong Soo Park
PURPOSE: We previously reported that the skin prick test was sensitive and the serum specific immunoglobulin E test was specific for predicting positive airway responses to house dust mites (HDMs) in patients with asthma. Because the nose and bronchus are one airway, the nasal provocation test would be more specific for predicting the bronchial responses to HDM than the skin test. METHODS: The allergy skin prick test and nasal and bronchial provocation tests using HDM (Dermatophagoides farinae) were performed in 41 young men (age, 19-28 years) who wanted military certification for asthma...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102059/v%C3%AE-1%C3%A2-%C2%BA-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-are-correlated-with-increasing-expression-of-eosinophil-cationic-protein-and-metalloproteinase-7-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps-inducing-the-formation-of-edema
#20
Luo Ying Yang, Xia Li, Wen Ting Li, Jian Cong Huang, Zhi Yuan Wang, Zi Zhen Huang, Li Hong Chang, Ge Hua Zhang
PURPOSE: We have found that expression of γδT cells is increased in pathological mucosa of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) compared with normal nasal mucosa. This increase is correlated with the infiltration of eosinophils in CRSwNP. Here, we investigated the expression of γδT cells, inflammation and tissue remodeling factors as well as their probable relationships in different types of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in China. METHODS: A total of 76 surgical tissue samples that included 43 CRSwNP samples (15 eosinophilic and 28 non-eosinophilic), 17 CRS samples without nasal polyps (CRSsNP), and 16 controls were obtained...
March 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
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