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Cold urticaria

Fatma Etwel, Lauren H Faught, Michael J Rieder, Gideon Koren
INTRODUCTION: H1 antihistamines are used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy as well as the symptomatic relief of asthma, urticaria, allergy, and the common cold. Although they are overall felt to be safe during pregnancy, recently several studies have challenged this assumption, as millions of women are exposed to them in the first trimester. METHODS: Following the guidelines of PRISMA, a systematic review was performed to retrieve all published articles involving H1-antihistamine exposure during pregnancy...
November 22, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Jasmin B Kuemmerle-Deschner, Seza Ozen, Pascal N Tyrrell, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, Helen Lachmann, Norbert Blank, Hal M Hoffman, Elisabeth Weissbarth-Riedel, Boris Hugle, Tilmann Kallinich, Marco Gattorno, Ahmet Gul, Nienke Ter Haar, Marlen Oswald, Fatma Dedeoglu, Luca Cantarini, Susanne M Benseler
Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) is a rare, heterogeneous disease entity associated with NLRP3 gene mutations and increased interleukin-1 (IL-1) secretion. Early diagnosis and rapid initiation of IL-1 inhibition prevent organ damage. The aim of the study was to develop and validate diagnostic criteria for CAPS. An innovative process was followed including interdisciplinary team building, item generation: review of CAPS registries, systematic literature review, expert surveys, consensus conferences for item refinement, item reduction and weighting using 1000Minds decision software...
October 4, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Dan Xu, Yingshuo Wang, Zhimin Chen, Shuxian Li, Yungai Cheng, Li Zhang, Lingzhi Zhao
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a global problem. Prevalence varies among different countries and cities. We aimed to obtain the prevalence, describe the characteristics, and discover factors that may relate to asthma in Hangzhou. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Hangzhou. The subjects were children aged 14 years and younger. A control group of non-asthma children that matched in age and sex with each asthmatic patient was also randomly selected and interviewed...
September 27, 2016: Respiratory Research
Sam Mehr, Roger Allen, Christina Boros, Navid Adib, Alyson Kakakios, Paul J Turner, Maureen Rogers, Yvonne Zurynski, Davinder Singh-Grewal
AIM: Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) encapsulate three auto-inflammatory conditions, ranging in severity from mild (familial cold auto-inflammatory syndrome: FCAS), moderate (Muckle-Wells syndrome: MWS) and severe (neonatal onset multi-inflammatory disorder: NOMID). We aimed to describe the epidemiology, clinical features and outcomes of Australian children and adults with CAPS. METHODS: Patients were identified and clinical data collected through a questionnaire sent during 2012-2013 to clinicians reporting to the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit and subscribing to the Australasian Societies for Allergy/Immunology, Rheumatology and Dermatology...
September 2016: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Daniel Amaya, Andrés Sánchez, Jorge Sánchez
Inducible urticaria is a heterogeneous group of skin disorders characterized by the appearance of wheals, pruritus and/or angioedema, sometimes accompanied by systemic symptoms caused by innocuous stimuli (cold, heat, pressure, etc.). This group of disorders compromises people's quality of life and most of the literature in this regard comes from case reports and case series since its epidemiology has been poorly studied and some cases are very rare. The aim of this review is to show an up-to-date overview of the available literature for various types of inducible urticarias, always beginning with an illustrative case and then describing their pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical manifestations, and treatment...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Bernard Panaszek, Robert Pawłowicz, Jędrzej Grzegrzółka, Andrzej Obojski
Recent years of research have shed a new light on the role of IgE in immune reactions. It seems to be more than just a contribution to immediate type of allergic response. It appears that monomeric IgE may enhance mast cell activity without cross-linking of FcεRI by IgE specific allergen or autoreactive IgG anti-IgE antibodies. Monomeric IgE molecules are heterogeneous concerning their ability to induce survival and activation of mast cells only by binding the IgE to FcεRI, but not affecting degranulation of cells...
August 31, 2016: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Gustavo Deza, Ana Brasileiro, Marta Bertolín-Colilla, Laia Curto-Barredo, Ramon M Pujol, Ana M Giménez-Arnau
BACKGROUND: Data about special phenotypes, natural course, and prognostic variables of patients with acquired cold urticaria (ACU) are scarce. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the clinical features and disease course of patients with ACU, with special attention paid to particular phenotypes, and to examine possible parameters that could predict the evolution of the disease. METHODS: This study was a retrospective chart review of 74 patients with ACU who visited a tertiary referral center of urticaria between 2005 and 2015...
November 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Elena Naz Villalba, Enrique Gomez de la Fuente, Dolores Caro Gutierrez, Fernando Pinedo Moraleda, Julio Yanguela Rodilla, Diana Mazagatos Angulo, Jose Luis López Estebaranz
Autoinflammatory syndromes are a recently described group of conditions caused by mutations in multiple genes that code for proteins of the innate immune system. Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes are autoinflammatory diseases comprising three clinically overlapping disorders: familial cold urticaria syndrome, Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS), and neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease. MWS is characterized by a moderate phenotype with fever, rash, arthralgia, conjunctivitis, sensorineural deafness, and potentially life-threatening amyloidosis...
September 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
S V Jain, R J Mullins
BACKGROUND: Chronic cold urticaria results in significant morbidity, yet information on its natural history is limited. OBJECTIVE: We examined the natural history of chronic cold urticaria and its impact on quality of life. METHODS: We analysed the characteristics of patients diagnosed with cold urticaria at a community-based specialist allergy practice in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) between 1995 and 2015. Follow-up data were obtained using a mailed questionnaire...
July 16, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Xiaoru Xia, Caijun Dai, Xiaochun Zhu, Qiumei Liao, Xu Luo, Yangyang Fu, Liangxing Wang
Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome (FCAS) is an extremely rare autosomal dominant inherited disease. Although there are four genes that have been linked with FCAS, its molecular diagnosis has been challenging in a relatively large proportion of cases. In this study, we aimed to investigate the genetic defect of a recruited FCAS family using exome sequencing followed by in-depth bioinformatics analysis. As a result, a novel heterozygous stop-gain mutation (Trp408X) in NLRP12 was identified in autosomal dominant inherited FCAS with clinical features of recurrent fever and skin urticaria due to cold conditions...
2016: PloS One
Anja Schade, Claudia Walliser, Martin Wist, Jennifer Haas, Petra Vatter, Johann M Kraus, Davide Filingeri, George Havenith, Hans A Kestler, Joshua D Milner, Peter Gierschik
Deletions in the gene encoding signal-transducing inositol phospholipid-specific phospholipase C-γ2 (PLCγ2) are associated with the novel human hereditary disease PLAID (PLCγ2-associated antibody deficiency and immune dysregulation). PLAID is characterized by a rather puzzling concurrence of augmented and diminished functions of the immune system, such as cold urticaria triggered by only minimal decreases in temperature, autoimmunity, and immunodeficiency. Understanding of the functional effects of the genomic alterations at the level of the affected enzyme, PLCγ2, is currently lacking...
September 2016: Cellular Signalling
Reid Singleton, Caroline P Halverstam
Cold urticaria is a physical urticaria characterized by a localized or systemic eruption of papules upon exposure of the skin to cold air, liquids, and/or objects. In some cases, angioedema and anaphylaxis also may occur. The symptoms of cold urticaria can have a negative impact on patients' quality of life. Second-generation H1 antihistamines are the first line of treatment in cold urticaria; however, patients who are unresponsive to initial treatment with H1 antihistamines may require further management options...
January 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
Nadia Raison-Peyron, Christelle Philibert, Nathalie Bernard, Aurélie Du-Thanh, Annick Barbaud, Didier Bessis
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August 23, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Sapna Gajbhiye, Rajendra Prasad Agrawal, Shubham Atal, Vikalp Tiwari, Pradeep Phadnis
We report a rare case of exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA), occurring exclusively with exercise, without any other associated trigger, detected in the prodromal phase, and prevented from additional anaphylaxis episodes by treatment with cetirizine and 10 mg daily of antileukotriene montelukast to date. EIA is a syndrome in which patients experience a spectrum of the symptoms of anaphylaxis ranging from mild cutaneous signs to severe systemic manifestations such as hypotension, syncope, and even death after increased physical activity...
July 2015: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
J C Alba Marín, A Martorell Aragones, P Satorre Viejo, E Gastaldo Simeon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Michael G Fitzsimons, Gus Vlahakes, Robert Makar, Joshua Dilley, Cameron Wright, Elizabeth M Van Cott, Mandakolathur Murali
Acquired cold urticaria is a condition characterized by the onset of pruritic hives, swelling, and occasional severe systemic reactions, during the rewarming phase, after cold exposure. Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) is a cardiac surgical procedure where organized thrombus is excised from the pulmonary vasculature in order to improve pulmonary blood flow and relieve pressure on the right ventricle. A PTE requires institution of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) in order to reduce blood flow from collateral vessels during thrombus excision...
August 2015: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Joshua D Milner
PLCG2 associated antibody deficiency and immune dysregulation (PLAID) is a complex dominantly inherited disease characterized almost universally by cold urticaria, and variably by recurrent bacterial infection, autoimmunty and skin granuloma formation. Several striking phenotypes can emerge from this disease, and the pathophysiology leads to a complex mix of loss and gain of function in cellular signaling. This review discusses the key phenotypic characteristics and pathophysiologic observations seen in PLAID, and contrasts PLAID to several related disorders in order to best contextualize this fascinating disease...
August 2015: Journal of Clinical Immunology
O Dereure
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Rebecca Nguyen, Aaron Robinson, Katherine Nicholls, George Varigos, Con Dolianitis
This is a case of a 26-year-old Caucasian woman with a lifelong history of an episodic urticaria associated with arthralgia, precipitated by exposure to cold. She had no other significant past medical history. She reported several family members with a history of very similar episodic eruptions without definitive diagnoses. An examination showed an urticarial eruption over her limbs with no other systemic findings. A baseline full blood examination, serology and autoimmune screen were normal. A skin biopsy was consistent with urticaria, with dermal oedema and a perivascular infiltrate...
June 26, 2015: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Marina Abajian, Laia Curto-Barredo, Karoline Krause, Eva Santamaria, Iñaki Izquierdo, Martin K Church, Marcus Maurer, Ana Giménez-Arnau
Chronic cold urticaria (ColdU) is a rare disease characterized by mast cell-mediated wheals and angioedema following cold exposure. Second-generation H1-antihistamines, such as rupatadine, are the recommended first-line therapy. As of yet, the effects of rupatadine up-dosing on development of ColdU symptom have only been partially characterized. Two-centre, randomized, double-blind, 3-way crossover, placebo-controlled study in patients with a confirmed ColdU was designed to assess the effects of up-dosing of rupatadine...
January 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
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