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Fatma Merve Tepetam, Nezihe Çiftaslan, Özlem Oruç, Dildar Duman, Meltem Ağca, İsmet Bulut, Bahattin Çolakoğlu
BACKGROUND: Previous hypersensitivity reactions to contrast media (CM), atopy, atopic disease, drug allergy, and age (20-29 or >55) are risk factors for CM hypersensitivity reactions. Our aim was to evaluate whether these risk factors should prompt skin testing for diagnosing CM allergy. METHODS: The study was conducted among patients referred for allergy testing with CM. Skin tests were performed with non ionic or gadolinium CM, recommended by a radiologist...
August 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Hamid Ahanchian, Seyedali Jafari, Fatemeh Behmanesh, Nasrinsadat Motevalli Haghi, Alireza Ataei Nakhaei, Mohammad Ali Kiani, Mohammad Hossein Radbin, Hamidreza Kianifar
INTRODUCTION: Food allergy is an increasing problem worldwide, but the foods responsible for food allergy are not the same in different countries, probably because of the role of genetic, cultural, and nutritional factors. The aim of this study was to determine the common food allergens in pediatric patients with different presentation of food allergy. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, all of the patients were referred to pediatric allergy clinics affiliated with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences from September 2012 to August 2014...
January 2016: Electronic Physician
Dilek Doğruel, Gülbin Bingöl, Mustafa Yılmaz, Derya Ufuk Altıntaş
BACKGROUND: Although food allergy (FA) is often a transient condition during childhood, when and in whom FA will resolve can be affected by many factors. In this study, we analyzed the data at 5 years on 33 children diagnosed with FA in the ADAPAR (Adana Pediatric Allergy Research) birth cohort study in southern Turkey. METHODS: Thirty-three infants detected as having FA at the end of their first year in the ADAPAR study were assessed every 6 months until the age of 5 years...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Safoora Hosseini, Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, Rozita Akramian, Masoud Movahedi, Mohammad Gharagozlou, Negar Foroughi, Babak Saboury, Anoushiravan Kazemnejad, Maryam Mahlooji Rad, Alireza Mahdaviani, Zahra Pourpak, Mostafa Moin
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of allergic diseases has risen in the last decades. The objective of this study was to determine the common allergens in children via the skin prick test. METHODS: This cross-sectional study recruited 313 allergic children (4 months to 18 years old) referred to the Asthma and Allergy Clinic of Children's Medical Center in Tehran. A questionnaire containing demographic data and patient history was completed. The Skin Prick Test (SPT) was selected according to the patients' history of food and/or aeroallergen sensitivity...
January 2014: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
Laura M L Araujo, Nelson A Rosário Filho, Carlos A Riedi
OBJECTIVE: this study aimed to prepare a silkworm moth (Bombyx mori) antigenic extract and to perform skin prick tests with this extract in patients with allergic respiratory diseases; to evaluate serum specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) to Bombyx mori using ImmunoCAP® system and to report the frequency of positivity between the two methods and with clinical data. METHODS: this was a cross-sectional study with 99 children and adolescents diagnosed with asthma and/or allergic rhinitis, who had skin reactivity to at least one of the six aeroallergens tested...
March 2014: Jornal de Pediatria
Jeong-Eun Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Hyun-Jung Jin, Eui-Kyung Hwang, Joo-Hee Kim, Young-Min Ye, Hae-Sim Park
PURPOSE: Cephalosporins can induce occupational allergies, such as asthma, urticaria, and anaphylaxis. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors of sensitization to cephalosporin. METHODS: A total of 161 health care workers (HCW), including 138 nurses and 23 pharmacists, and 86 unexposed non-atopic healthy controls were recruited from a single tertiary hospital and the general population. A questionnaire regarding work-related symptoms was administered along with skin prick tests (SPT) to the three most commonly used cephalosporins (cefotiam, ceftriaxone, and ceftizoxime)...
March 2012: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
Juan Zhou, Ying Zhou, Li-hui Lin, Juan Wang, Xia Peng, Jia Li, Li Li
The high-affinity receptor for immunoglobulin E (IgE) plays a central role in allergy diseases. Previous studies have reported the association of variants in the proximal promoter of FCER1A with IgE levels as well as allergy disorders. Another promoter gene polymorphism that is located upstream of exon 1 has not been investigated. We investigated the association of variants in the promoter located upstream of FCER1A exon 1 with serum IgE levels and allergy diseases in a Han Chinese population. A total of 97 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), 123 patients with chronic urticaria (CU), 286 children with asthma, and control groups were screened for polymorphisms in the promoter region located upstream of FCER1A exon 1 by the polymerase chain reaction-ligation detection reaction method...
March 2012: Human Immunology
Woo-Jung Song, Deok-In Kim, Min-Hye Kim, Min-Suk Yang, Yoon-Jeong Kim, Sae-Hoon Kim, Sang-Heon Cho, Kyung-Up Min, Yoon-Seok Chang
Human seminal plasma allergy is a rare phenomenon. Its clinical manifestations are diverse, and range from mild local pruritus to fatal anaphylaxis. Treatment varies with severity of the reactions: abstinence, condom usage or immunotherapy (subcutaneous or intravaginal) with seminal fluid. Local allergic reactions can be managed by prophylactic use of antihistamines or local cromolyn cream. A 33-year-old female visited the Asthma and Allergy Clinic in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital for the recurrent generalized urticarial reactions after sexual intercourse...
October 2011: Asia Pacific Allergy
A Cantani, M Micera
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown the role of genetic factors in allergies, and ascertained that atopic diseases are transmitted by parents, especially by mothers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to explore the genetic risk of a child with a family history (FH) of allergy, we have enrolled into this prospective study 300 children, 173 males and 127 females, aged 3.5 to 7.5 years (median age 4.4 years), that included: family (FH) and personal history skin prick tests (SPTs) and specific IgE (RAST), who attended the Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Division of Rome University because affected with respiratory allergy We have studied the FH of these children asking whether their parents and brothers/sisters had atopic diseases, and detailing whether such diseases were respiratory or food allergies (FA)...
September 2011: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
José Antonio Castillo, Ana Navarro, Santiago Quirce, Jesús Molina, Luis García-Marcos, Berta Juliá, Antonio Valero, Joaquim Mullol
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rhinitis and asthma are linked by common epidemiological, clinical and inflammatory features. The objective of the AIR study was to understand the prevalence and characteristics of rhinitis in adult asthmatic patients who were seen in either primary or secondary care (Allergy or Pulmonology) in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective epidemiological study with the participation of 1,369 randomly selected physicians. Five thousand six hundred sixteen asthmatic patients older than 18 years of age were selected and the study was carried out between February-September 2006...
March 19, 2011: Medicina Clínica
Asif Rafi, LanAnh T Do, Roger Katz, Lee E Sheinkopf, Caroline Watson Simons, William Klaustermeyer
Omalizumab is a novel therapy approved for treating patients with moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma with a serum IgE ranging from 30 to 700 IU/mL. We examined the efficacy of omalizumab as a treatment for IgE-mediated food allergy. An Institutional Review Board-approved prospective pilot study was performed to assess the efficacy of omalizumab in 22 patients with persistent asthma and concomitant IgE-mediated food allergy. All patients showed skin test positivity to foods and experienced allergic food reactions based on history...
January 2010: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
Constantinos Pitsios, Anastasia Dimitriou, Efthalia C Stefanaki, Kalliopi Kontou-Fili
Skin testing is the diagnostic cornerstone for allergies and is considered extremely safe. It is usually performed with the prick and the prick-to-prick method. The aim of this study is to report the first two pediatric cases of systemic allergic reactions during skin prick tests (SPT) with commercial food allergens. Both patients had a history of fish allergy. A 5-year-old girl, with a history of atopic dermatitis and asthma, reported an episode of urticaria and angioedema due to ingestion of fish, which had occurred 2 years before consultation...
May 2010: European Journal of Pediatrics
L B Lazebnik, S P Chernutskaia, V B Gervazieva, G V Sukhareva
AIM: To discover relations between allergic diseases and H. pylori infection in patients with gastroduodenal diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was made of 113 patients (age 22-65, 34 males and 79 females) with chronic gastritis and duodenal ulcer. Of them, 60 patients (group 1) had concomitant allergy (urticaria, bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, pollinosis), while 53 patients (group 2) had no allergy. H. pylori infection was diagnosed with the respiratory and rapid urease test, histological and cytological tests...
2008: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
Akiko Yagami, Yuri Nakazawa, Kayoko Suzuki, Kayoko Matsunaga
We report a 22-year-old woman with urticaria, dyspnea and bronchial asthma-like attacks after eating curried rice. We found the symptoms to be due to an immediate-type allergy caused by spice antigens contained in curry spices by detailed questioning, skin test and measurement of specific immunoglobulin (Ig)E antibodies. This case was complicated with pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS) from melon and latex allergy (LA) to natural rubber latex (NRL) antigen and she had also had atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and pollinosis...
January 2009: Journal of Dermatology
S Takahagi, T Tanaka, K Ishii, H Suzuki, Y Kameyoshi, H Shindo, M Hide
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that the semipurified human sweat antigen causes skin reactions and histamine release from basophils via specific IgE in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD). Patients with cholinergic urticaria (ChU) also develop skin reactions and histamine release of basophils in response to autologous sweat. OBJECTIVES: To study whether or not patients with ChU share sensitivity for the sweat antigen with patients with AD and to study the clinical characteristics among patients with ChU and the relationship with histamine-release activity of basophils...
February 2009: British Journal of Dermatology
M Gotua, N Lomidze, N Dolidze, T Gotua
Food allergy has become a serious health concern especially in developed countries in the past two decades. In general population approximately 4-6% of children and 1-3% of adults experience food allergy. The article reviews IgE-mediated food hypersensitivity disorders. Epidemiology, Mechanism, Clinical manifestations, Genetically modified crops (GMOs), Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of IgE-mediated food allergies are discussed. The investigations show that over 90% of IgE-mediated food allergies in childhood are caused by: cow's milk, hen's egg, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish and shellfish...
April 2008: Georgian Medical News
Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Esben Eller, Arne Høst, Klaus Ejner Andersen, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen
This study determines the prevalence of atopic dermatitis, asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, food hypersensitivity and urticaria and the frequency of sensitization in children with and without clinical allergic disease. In an ongoing prospective non-interventional birth cohort study of 562 unselected children, 404 children were subjected to interview, clinical examination, lung function measurements and allergy testing at 6 yr of age. Sensitization measured by skin prick test (SPT) and specific immunoglobulin E (S-IgE) was determined for 24 different allergens...
December 2008: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Visnja Milavec-Puretić, Jasna Lipozencić, Danijela Ledić-Drvar, Eva Smigovec, Dinko Milavec
In this retrospective study, data on 241 atopic patients treated with specific cutaneous immunotherapy during the 1985-2006 period at Allergy Clinic, University Department of Dermatology and Venereology, were reviewed. The following diagnoses were recorded: atopic dermatitis, pure or in combination with allergic rhinitis or allergic bronchitis, or allergic bronchitis and asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, urticaria, and Quincke's edema. The aim was to retrospectively analyze clinical efficacy and laboratory findings in atopic patients undergoing specific immunotherapy...
2007: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Thomas Dorner, Kitty Lawrence, Anita Rieder, Michael Kunze
The first Austrian Allergy Report is a compilation of all available epidemiological data relating to allergies in Austria. According to this report the cumulative prevalence of allergies in the Viennese population is 27.6% for men and 32.2% for women and the period prevalence in the year before questioning 19.6% and 22.4% respectively. 20.8% of men and 23.1% of women reported about allergies at health examinations. However, an allergy sensitivity to at least one inhalation allergen, verifiable by means of a prick test, is detectable in 50...
2007: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
D González de Olano, B de la Hoz Caballer, R Núñez López, L Sánchez Muñoz, M Cuevas Agustín, M C Diéguez, I Alvarez Twose, M C Castells, L Escribano Mora
BACKGROUND: Mast cells (MCs) play a key role in allergic diseases through the release of inflammatory mediators, which are responsible of allergic symptoms. Mastocytosis is characterized by an abnormal proliferation and accumulation of mast cells, in which mediators are released intermittingly or continuously. Despite these clinical similarities, few studies have addressed the presence of allergic symptoms in mastocytosis patients, including anaphylaxis. OBJECTIVE: A prospective evaluation was carried out to study the prevalence of allergic diseases in patients with mastocytosis and their impact on the natural history of mastocytosis...
October 2007: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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