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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339636/successful-treatment-of-autoimmune-urticaria-with-low-dose-prednisolone-therapy-administered-for-a-few-months-a-case-series-of-42-patients
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Krisztina Vas, Anita Altmayer, Lilla Mihályi, Edina Garaczi, Ágnes Kinyó, Eszter Jakobicz, Sándor Husz, Lajos Kemény, Zsuzsanna Bata-Csörgő
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is defined as symptoms of urticaria persisting for 6 weeks or more without obvious cause. Autologous serum skin test (ASST) positivity in patients with CSU is considered to be associated with autoimmune urticaria (AIU). METHODS: In this retrospective study we retrieved the medical records of 1,073 urticaria patients seen at the Department of Dermatology and Allergology of Szeged University between January 2005 and February 2014...
January 17, 2018: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336054/the-eaaci-ga%C3%A2-len-edf-wao-guideline-for-the-definition-classification-diagnosis-and-management-of-urticaria-the-2017-revision-and-update
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T Zuberbier, W Aberer, R Asero, A H Abdul Latiff, D Baker, B Ballmer-Weber, J A Bernstein, C Bindslev-Jensen, Z Brzoza, R Buense Bedrikow, G W Canonica, M K Church, T Craig, I V Danilycheva, C Dressler, L F Ensina, A Giménez-Arnau, K Godse, M Gonçalo, C Grattan, J Hebert, M Hide, A Kaplan, A Kapp, C H Katelaris, E Kocatürk, K Kulthanan, D Larenas-Linnemann, T A Leslie, M Magerl, P Mathelier-Fusade, R Y Meshkova, M Metz, A Nast, E Nettis, H Oude-Elberink, S Rosumeck, S S Saini, M Sánchez-Borges, P Schmid-Grendelmeier, P Staubach, G Sussman, E Toubi, G A Vena, C Vestergaard, B Wedi, R N Werner, Z Zhao, M Maurer
This evidence and consensus-based guideline was developed following the methods recommended by Cochrane and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) working group. The conference was held on December 1st, 2016. It is a joint initiative of the Dermatology Section of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), the EU-founded network of excellence, the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network (GA²LEN), the European Dermatology Forum (EDF), and the World Allergy Organization (WAO) with the participation of 48 delegates of 42 national and international societies...
January 15, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327369/overweight-and-obesity-may-play-a-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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M Zbiciak-Nylec, D Wcisło-Dziadecka, M Kasprzyk, A Kulig, J Laszczak, M Noworyta, S Adamus, L Brzezińska-Wcisło, B Rogala, Z Brzoza
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is one of the commonest diseases in allergological and dermatological practice. It constitutes an interdisciplinary problem, and its pathogenesis is not always easily determined. It has been suggested that metabolic syndrome and hyperlipidaemia are more frequent in patients with CSU, but the influence of overweight and obesity on the development of CSU has not been thoroughly investigated. AIM: To assess the association between body parameters and the development of CSU...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322224/-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-a-disease-of-civilization
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E Makrantonaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315922/the-use-of-omalizumab-in-allergen-immunotherapy
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Jennifer A Dantzer, Robert A Wood
Although omalizumab (anti-IgE) is currently only approved for the treatment of asthma and chronic idiopathic urticaria, it has also been studied as an off-label treatment for numerous allergic conditions, including use as an adjunct to allergen immunotherapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, asthma, venom hypersensitivity, and food allergy. We conducted a review of publications involving the use of omalizumab with allergen immunotherapy, by searching PubMed with key search terms of "omalizumab" and "immunotherapy...
January 5, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315616/in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-ige-against-staphylococcal-enterotoxins-is-common-and-functional
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S Altrichter, T Hawro, M Liedtke, G Holtappels, C Bachert, P S Skov, M Maurer
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a frequent disorder with recurrent itchy wheals and/or angioedema. Despite the known effectiveness of omalizumab therapy, the relevant IgE antigens are largely unknown. Recently, increased rates of elevated levels of IgE towards Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins (SEs) were described in CSU. AIM: To assess the prevalence and functional relevance of IgE to SEs in CSU. METHOD: We investigated serum levels of IgE against SEs in 49 CSU patients and in 15 CSU patients additional specific IgE to SE components and basophil histamine release (BHR)...
January 9, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308115/etiology-of-chronic-urticaria-the-ecuadorian-experience
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I Cherrez Ojeda, E Vanegas, M Felix, V Mata, S Cherrez, D Simancas-Racines, L Greiding, J Cano, A Cherrez, Juan Carlos Calderon
Background: The purpose of this study was to identify chronic urticaria (CU) etiologies and treatment modalities in Ecuador. We propose that the sample distribution fits the expected one, and that there is an association between the etiology and its treatment. Methods: We performed a retrospective study involving 112 patients diagnosed with CU using a Checklist for a complete chronic urticaria medical history. Demographic and clinical variables were collected. The etiology of CU was classified using the EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO guideline...
2018: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300536/autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-2-in-patient-with-severe-allergic-asthma-treated-with-omalizumab
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Anna Rams, Marek Żółciński, Weronika Zastrzeżyńska, Stanisław Polański, Agnieszka Serafin, Joanna Wilańska, Jacek Musiał, Stanisława Bazan-Socha
Asthma therapy with monoclonal antibodies is a promising and effective approach for those with a severe and refractory type of disease. Although such a targeted therapy is considered to be safe, unusual complications may occur. We present a case of a 45 year-old female patient with severe allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria, who developed autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 2 (APS-2) after 26 months of omalizumab administration. The patient was diagnosed with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis accompanied by autoimmune atrophic gastritis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285715/gene-mutations-and-clinical-phenotypes-in-15-chinese-children-with-cryopyrin-associated-periodic-syndrome-caps
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Caifeng Li, Xiaohua Tan, Junmei Zhang, Shipeng Li, Wenxiu Mo, Tongxin Han, Weiying Kuang, Yifang Zhou, Jianghong Deng
The aim of our study is to explore the features of clinical manifestations and genetic mutations in Chinese CAPS patients. Fifteen confirmed patients with CAPS were enrolled. The onset time ranges from 2 days after birth to 6 years and 1 month. Recurrent urticaria rash (93.3%) with fever (100%) were two dominant characteristics of these patients that were presented as either acute or chronic process. Systemic involvements were found in all patients except for one with only rash and fever. The top three symptoms were fever (100%), rash (93...
December 2, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259640/effectiveness-and-safety-of-the-combination-of-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-prescription-jade-screen-and-desloratadine-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-urticaria-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Shao-Fei Yuan, Jing-Zhi Guan, Yong Hao, Jian-Yuan Chai, Feng-Li Gao, Su-Qin Shi, Jian-Xin Wang, Jin He, Ji-Hai Shi
Objective: The aim of this study is to systematically evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of the traditional Chinese medicine prescription Jade Screen combined with desloratadine in the treatment of chronic urticaria. Methods: Two researchers independently conducted literature searches. The extracted data were analyzed using Rev Man 5.2.3 software. The established retrieval time range of the various databases was up to 15 March, 2017. Results: Sixteen randomized controlled trials were included in this study...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259273/increased-plasma-il-17-il-31-and-il-33-levels-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Wei Lin, Qiongyan Zhou, Chunbo Liu, Mengxia Ying, Suling Xu
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is considered in a subset of patients to be an autoimmune disorder. Interleukin(IL)-17, IL-31, and IL-33 are involved in some immune response. The aim of this study was to quantify plasma IL-17, IL-31, and IL-33 levels in CSU patients and to examine their relationships with disease severity. Plasma IL-17, IL-31, and IL-33 concentration were measured in 51 CSU patients and 20 healthy subjects (HCs). Plasma IL-17 (P < 0.001), IL-31 (P < 0.001), and IL-33 (P < 0...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249139/omalizumab-for-refractory-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-during-concurrent-immunomodulatory-therapy-for-multiple-sclerosis
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N Syrigos, D Grapsa, E Syrigou
Data derived from previous clinical trials and real-life studies have shown that omalizumab may represent an effective third-line treatment option for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) refractory to standard antihistamine treatment. Nevertheless, the safety and efficacy of omalizumab treatment for CSU, when administered concurrently with other immunomodulatory agents remains largely unknown. We herein present the case of a female patient with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), under treatment with interferon beta-1a, azathioprine and gabapentin, who was successfully treated with omalizumab for refractory CSU...
November 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249138/transient-hair-loss-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-treated-with-omalizumab
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M Noshela Ghazanfar, S F Thomsen
Omalizumab (anti-IgE) is used as add-on therapy for antihistamine refractory chronic urticaria patients. The most commonly reported adverse effects were headache, arthralgia, upper respiratory infections, fatigue, nausea and injection-site reactions. However, lately a few cases of hair loss have been reported. We describe a case of transient hair loss in a young female patient after initiating treatment with omalizumab. Despite this side effect, the patient continued with omalizumab treatment for 10 months with good effect...
November 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249102/-relation-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-chronic-urticaria
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Adianez Sugrañes-Montalván, Eduardo Barreto-Suárez, Elizabeth Nicolau-Pestana, Lidyce Quesada-Leyva
BACKGROUND: Chronic spontaneous urticaria is a frequent disease that affects the quality of life of patients. Helicobacter pylori infection has increased in the world, linking current studies with a link between both entities. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between chronic urticaria and Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: An observational cohort study was conducted with the objective of demonstrating the relationship between chronic urticaria and Helicobacter pylori infection in the allergology clinic of the Hospital Universitario "Manuel Ascunce Domenech" in the province of Camagüey, Cuba, in the period from January 2015 to December of 2016...
October 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241755/autoimmune-skin-diseases-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#15
Begüm Ünlü, Ümit Türsen
The metabolic syndrome represents an important association of cutaneous maladies with cardiovascular illnesses. Chronic inflammation, shared risk factors (ie, smoking and alcohol consumption), treatment (ie, immunosuppressive agents and drugs that alter the lipid profile), and shared genetic risk loci have been proposed to the cause metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular morbidity of autoimmune diseases. There are many possible inflammatory mediators that are suggested to play a role in insulin resistance pathogenesis, such as tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-6, leptin, and adiponectin...
January 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214791/a-case-of-schnitzler-s-syndrome-without-monoclonal-gammopathy-associated-chronic-urticaria-treated-with-anakinra
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Min Joo Ahn, Ji Eun Yu, Jiung Jeong, Da Woon Sim, Young Il Koh
Chronic urticaria may often be associated with interleukin (IL)-1-mediated autoinflammatory disease, which should be suspected if systemic inflammation signs are present. Here, we report a case of Schnitzler's syndrome without monoclonal gammopathy treated successfully with the IL-1 receptor antagonist anakinra. A 69-year-old man suffered from a pruritic urticarial rash for 12 years. It became aggravated episodically and was accompanied by high fever, arthralgia, leukocytosis, and an elevated C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209673/chronic-urticaria-in-most-patients-is-poorly-controlled-results-of-the-development-validation-and-real-life-application-of-the-arabic-urticaria-control-test
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Carla Irani, Souheil Hallit, Karsten Weller, Marcus Maurer, Carla El Haber, Pascale Salameh
OBJECTIVES: To translate and linguistically validate the urticaria control test (UCT) to/for Arabic speakers. No Arabic version of the UCT is available to assess disease control in patients with chronic urticaria (CU). Secondary objectives were to assess disease control in Lebanese CU patients and determine influence factors. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 178 CU patients diagnosed during their first visit to a private Allergy/Immunology Clinic, Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon between January and December 2014...
December 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208545/il-24-is-a-common-and-specific-autoantigen-of-ige-in-patients-with-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Oliver Schmetzer, Elisa Lakin, Fatih A Topal, Patricia Preusse, Denise Freier, Martin K Church, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of omalizumab (anti-IgE) and increased IgE levels in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) suggest autoallergic mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: We sought to identify autoallergic targets of IgE in patients with CSU. METHODS: Serum samples of patients with CSU together with those of patients with idiopathic anaphylaxis and healthy control subjects (7 of each) were screened for IgE autoantibodies by using an array of more than 9000 proteins...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203434/efficacy-and-rapid-activity-of-omalizumab-retreatments-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Eustachio Nettis, Elisabetta Di Leo, Caterina Foti, Luca Cegolon, Angelo Vacca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186259/pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-induced-by-low-dose-methotrexate-in-a-patient-with-chronic-urticaria
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Sheng-Huei Wang, Shih-En Tang, Yu-Huei Li, Kuang-Yu Wei, Chan-Yuan Chang
Methotrexate has immunosuppressive effects and is administered for refractory chronic urticaria. We present a case of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in a patient with refractory chronic urticaria managed by low-dose weekly methotrexate treatment (total cumulative dose 195mg). Our study highlights the importance of providing prompt diagnosis and treatment of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in patients with chronic urticaria under methotrexate therapy.
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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