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Vespid allergy

Claude Lambert, Joëlle Birnbaum, Charles Dzviga, Nicolas Hutt, Pol-André Apoil, Françoise Bienvenu, Martine Drouet, Céline Beauvillain, Séverine Brabant, Laurence Guilloux, Delphine Mariotte, François Lavaud, Pascale Nicaise-Roland, Thierry Tabary, Anne Sarrat, Joana Vitte
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April 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
S Blank, M B Bilò, M Ollert
Stings of Hymenoptera can induce IgE-mediated systemic and even fatal allergic reactions. Venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT) is the only disease-modifying and curative treatment of venom allergy. However, choosing the correct venom for VIT represents a necessary prerequisite for efficient protection against further anaphylactic sting reactions after VIT. In the past, therapeutic decisions based on the measurement of specific IgE (sIgE) levels to whole venom extracts were not always straightforward, especially when the patient was not able to identify the culprit insect...
April 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
L Arzt, D Bokanovic, C Schrautzer, K Laipold, C Möbs, W Pfützner, S A Herzog, J Vollmann, N Reider, B Bohle, W Aberer, G J Sturm
BACKGROUND: Currently available tests are unable to distinguish between asymptomatic sensitization and clinically relevant Hymenoptera venom allergy. A reliable serological marker to monitor venom immunotherapy (VIT) does also not exist. Our aim was to find reliable serological markers to predict tolerance to bee and vespid stings. METHODS: We included 77 asymptomatically sensitized subjects, 85 allergic patients with acute systemic sting reactions, and 61 allergic patients currently treated with VIT...
November 23, 2017: Allergy
Amilcar Perez-Riverol, Luís Gustavo Romani Fernandes, Alexis Musacchio Lasa, José Roberto Aparecido Dos Santos-Pinto, Débora Moitinho Abram, Gabriel Hideki Izuka Moraes, Frederic Jabs, Michaela Miehe, Henning Seismman, Mario Sergio Palma, Ricardo de Lima Zollner, Edzard Spillner, Márcia Regina Brochetto-Braga
Molecular cross-reactivity caused by allergen homology or cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants (CCDs) is a major challenge for diagnosis and immunotherapy of insect venom allergy. Venom phospholipases A1 (PLA1s) are classical, mostly non-glycosylated wasp and ant allergens that provide diagnostic benefit for differentiation of genuine sensitizations from cross-reactivity. As CCD-free molecules, venom PLA1s are not causative for CCD-based cross-reactivity. Little is known however about the protein-based cross-reactivity of PLA1 within vespid species...
January 2018: Molecular Immunology
Thilo Jakob, Ulrich Müller, Arthur Helbling, Edzard Spillner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Component-resolved diagnostics makes use of defined allergen molecules to analyse IgE-mediated sensitizations at a molecular level. Here, we review recent studies on the use of component-resolved diagnostics in the field of Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA) and discuss its benefits and limitations. RECENT FINDINGS: Component resolution in HVA has moved from single molecules to panels of allergens. Detection of specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) to marker and cross-reactive venom allergens has been reported to facilitate the discrimination between primary sensitization and cross-reactivity and thus, to provide a better rationale for prescribing venom immunotherapy (VIT), particularly in patients sensitized to both honeybee and vespid venom...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
G J Sturm, E-M Varga, G Roberts, H Mosbech, M B Bilò, C A Akdis, D Antolín-Amérigo, E Cichocka-Jarosz, R Gawlik, T Jakob, M Kosnik, J Lange, E Mingomataj, D I Mitsias, M Ollert, J N G Oude Elberink, O Pfaar, C Pitsios, V Pravettoni, F Ruëff, B A Sin, I Agache, E Angier, S Arasi, M A Calderón, M Fernandez-Rivas, S Halken, M Jutel, S Lau, G B Pajno, R van Ree, D Ryan, O Spranger, R G van Wijk, S Dhami, H Zaman, A Sheikh, A Muraro
Hymenoptera venom allergy is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction following a honeybee, vespid, or ant sting. Systemic-allergic sting reactions have been reported in up to 7.5% of adults and up to 3.4% of children. They can be mild and restricted to the skin or moderate to severe with a risk of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Patients should carry an emergency kit containing an adrenaline autoinjector, H1 -antihistamines, and corticosteroids depending on the severity of their previous sting reaction(s)...
April 2018: Allergy
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
Claudia Fiedler, Ulrich Miehe, Regina Treudler, Wieland Kiess, Freerk Prenzel
BACKGROUND: Data on the long-term outcome of children after specific venom immunotherapy (VIT) are limited. Therefore, we assessed sting recurrence and anaphylaxis relapse rates as well as adherence to anaphylaxis guidelines with regard to the availability of emergency equipment and education status. METHODS: For this long-term survey, data of 311 children with a history of anaphylactic reactions to hymenoptera stings were collected by chart review. We included patients who were treated with a 3-year VIT between 1993 and 2009 and had completed a questionnaire...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Prapenpuksiri Rungsa, Paroonkorn Incamnoi, Sophida Sukprasert, Nunthawun Uawonggul, Sompong Klaynongsruang, Jureerut Daduang, Rina Patramanon, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Sakda Daduang
BACKGROUND: Wasp venom is a complex mixture containing proteins, enzymes and small molecules, including some of the most dangerous allergens. The greater banded wasp (Vespa tropica) is well-known for its lethal venom, whose one of the major components is a hyaluronidase (HAase). It is believed that the high protein proportion and activity of this enzyme is responsible for the venom potency. METHODS: In the present study, cDNA cloning, sequencing and 3D-structure of Vespa tropica venom HAase were described...
2016: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
M Schiener, B Eberlein, C Moreno-Aguilar, G Pietsch, P Serrano, M McIntyre, L Schwarze, D Russkamp, T Biedermann, E Spillner, U Darsow, M Ollert, C B Schmidt-Weber, S Blank
BACKGROUND: Hymenoptera stings can cause severe anaphylaxis in untreated venom-allergic patients. A correct diagnosis regarding the relevant species for immunotherapy is often hampered by clinically irrelevant cross-reactivity. In vespid venom allergy, cross-reactivity between venoms of different species can be a diagnostic challenge. To address immunological IgE cross-reactivity on molecular level, seven recombinant antigens 5 of the most important Vespoidea groups were assessed by different diagnostic setups...
January 2017: Allergy
Betül Ayşe Sin, Derya Öztuna, Aslı Gelincik, Feridun Gürlek, Abdullah Baysan, Aytül Zerrin Sin, Ömür Aydın, Zeynep Mısırlıgil
PURPOSE: "Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (VQLQ)" has been used to assess psychological burden of disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate validity, reliability and responsiveness to interventions of the Turkish version. METHODS: The Turkish language Questionnaire (VQLQ-T) was administered to 81 patients with bee allergy and 65 patients with vespid allergy from different groups to achieve cross-sectional validation. To establish longitudinal validity, the questionnaire was administered to 36 patients treated with venom immunotherapy...
2016: SpringerPlus
Hathairat Srisong, Sakda Daduang, Andreas L Lopata
The main insects causing allergy reactions to stinging insect in humans are Apidae (bees), Vespidae (wasps, yellow jackets and hornets) and Formicidae (ants). Their venom stings are composed of various biologically active peptides and protein components, some of which can cause toxicity or anaphylaxis in humans. The protein venom demonstrate some common allergenic activity such as for fire ants and vespids, which have two common allergens that are phospholipase A1 (enzymatic activity) and antigen 5 with unknown biological activity...
January 2016: Molecular Immunology
Jaclyn A Quirt, Xia Wen, Jonathan Kim, Angel Jimenez Herrero, Harold L Kim
BACKGROUND: Many institutions recommend a stepwise approach to intradermal testing for venom allergy. This is costly and uncomfortable for the patient. The rationale for this approach is the risk of potential adverse reactions to testing with the maximal dose alone. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of a single-step approach to venom allergy testing. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the charts of 300 consecutive patients with suspected hymenoptera venom allergy based on history who underwent venom allergy testing in a single allergist's clinic where a single-step protocol had been adopted...
January 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Natalia Nowak, Stanisława Bazan-Socha, Grażyna Pulka, Karolina Pełka, Paulina Latra
INTRODUCTION: Sensitization to the Hymenoptera venom is one of the main causes of anaphylaxis in Poland. Venom immunotherapy is the only effective treatment in such cases. Comprehensive patient care includes also education. The aim of our study was to assess the state of knowledge and to evaluate the quality of life and the anxiety level in patients allergic to the Hymenoptera venom after anaphylactic reaction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey was carried out in the period of the insects flight in 61 adult subjects (35 wasp and 26 bee allergic), using a validated Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire (VQLQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and subjective assessment of anxiety level...
2015: Pneumonologia i Alergologia Polska
M Frick, S Müller, F Bantleon, J Huss-Marp, J Lidholm, E Spillner, T Jakob
Recombinant allergens improve the diagnostic precision in Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA), in particular in patients with double sensitization to both honey bee (HBV) and yellow jacket venom (YJV). While currently available vespid allergens allow the detection of >95% of YJV-allergic patients, the sensitization frequency to the only available HBV marker allergen rApi m 1 in HBV-allergic patients is lower. Here, we demonstrate that sIgE to additional HBV marker allergens rApi m 3 and rApi m 10 allows the detection of genuine HBV sensitization in 46-65% of Api m 1 negative sera...
December 2015: Allergy
M Armisén, R Guspi, T Alfaya, S Cruz, S Fernández, C Domínguez-Noche, A Alonso, G Dalmau, L Marqués, A Vega
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The first quality of life questionnaire for Vespula-allergic patients (Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire [VQLQ) was developed in 2002. Our objective was to perform the cross-sectional validation of the Spanish version of this questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Using the original English-language version of the VQLQ as a starting point, the Spanish translation and cultural adaptation were performed and the first Spanish version was backtranslated into English and discussed with the authors of the original version...
2015: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
Marita Nittner-Marszalska, Jerzy Liebhart, Anna Dor-Wojnarowska
Experimental studies, epidemiological data, and clinical observations suggest that the gender factor is involved in the development and manifestation of IgE-dependent allergic diseases. We intend to answer the question if sex-related factors may play a role in Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA). In the majority of recent studies the frequency of HVA symptoms with respect to both LL and SYS reactions is similar for men and women, while proven sensitization to insect venom is less frequent in women. Studies assessing clinical reactivity in HVA indicate that male sex and vespid venom allergy are factors increasing the risk of severe allergic reactions...
June 2015: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Ulrich R Müller, Johannes Ring
BACKGROUND: Stings by Hymenoptera (honey bees, vespids, ants) can cause systemic allergic reactions (SARs). Venom immunotherapy (VIT) is highly effective and reduces an allergic patient's risk of a recurrent SAR to less than 5-20%. The risk of a recurrent SAR to a re-sting decreases the longer VIT is continued. The recommended duration of VIT is at least 3 to 5 years. RISK FACTORS: Risk factors for recurrent SARs to a sting after stopping VIT have been identified and discussed: Recommendations concerning stopping VIT: For patients without any of the identified risk factors, VIT should be continued for 5 rather than 3 years...
May 2015: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
D S Koschel, M Schmies, C Nink Weber, G Höffken, F Balck
BACKGROUND: Sting challenge with a live insect remains the best test for proving the efficacy of immunotherapy in Hymenoptera allergy. OBJECTIVE: We studied the impact of tolerated sting challenge on quality of life. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, data were collected via self-report questionnaires completed by consenting patients with Hymenoptera venom allergy on venom immunotherapy before and after a sting challenge. RESULTS: The study population comprised 100 adult patients (82 with yellow jacket allergy and 18 with honeybee allergy) who participated between September 2009 and November 2010...
2014: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
O Quercia, C Incorvaia, G L Marseglia, P Puccinelli, I Dell'albani, F Emiliani, F Frati, G F Stefanini
AIM: The prevalence of systemic reactions (SR) to Hymenoptera stings in children was estimated in values lower than 1% in early studies but much higher in recent surveys. We evaluated the current prevalence and the incidence of SR and large local reactions (LLR) to Hymenoptera stings in children in Italy. METHODS: The data on children were collected from the database of the population study on the city of Cotignola, analyzing the answers to the part of the questionnaire about Hymenoptera stings, that concerned if the subject was ever stung by apids or vespids, if there has been a SR or a LLR, and if subjects with reactions received a diagnostic evaluation and a medical treatment...
August 2014: Minerva Pediatrica
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