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Justin C Chia, P Régine Mydlarski
PURPOSE: Omalizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits the binding of IgE to the high-affinity IgE receptor (FceRI) on the surface of mast cells and basophils. Omalizumab has been approved for use in asthma, and new reports show promise in a variety of dermatologic diseases. Herein, we review the literature on omalizumab in dermatology and discuss the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action for this emerging therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMED, MEDLINE, and Embase databases were searched for the period January 1, 1990, to September 1, 2016...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
William D Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Ian M Paul, Kate M Reynolds, Ralph E Kauffman, William Banner, G Randall Bond, Robert B Palmer, Randy I Burnham, Jody L Green
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Dextromethorphan is the most common over-the-counter (OTC) antitussive medication. We sought to characterize adverse events associated with dextromethorphan in children <12 years old from a surveillance program of OTC cough/cold medication exposures. METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of oral exposures to dextromethorphan with ≥1 adverse event from multiple U.S. sources (National Poison Data System, FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, manufacturer safety reports, news/media, medical literature) reported between 2008 and 2014...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Toxicology
Gonce Elcin, Duygu Gülseren, Miyase Bayraktar, Serdar Gunalp, Timur Gurgan
Autoimmune estrogen dermatitis is a cyclical cutaneous eruption that occurs premenstrually and rapid resolution of the eruptions within a few days of menstrual cycles. The disorder has variable clinical manifestations consisting of macules, papules, vesicles, urticarial lesions, bullae, eczematous plaques, and erythema multiforme-like lesions. Herein, we present a case of a 30-year-old woman with attacks of edema and erosions involving the oral and genital mucosal sites on every first day of her menstruation period...
October 11, 2016: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
Lucy Lamb, David Lowe
We present the case of a man with a history of migraines treated with propanolol, referred with a rash, diarrhoea, vomiting and hypotension. Our case highlights how prior beta-blocker use may prolong anaphylaxis and cause refractory hypotension.
October 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Kiat Ruxrungtham
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
Karoline Krause, Athanasios Tsianakas, Nicola Wagner, Jörg Fischer, Karsten Weller, Martin Metz, Martin K Church, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND: Schnitzler's syndrome is an adult-onset autoinflammatory disease characterized by urticarial exanthema and monoclonal gammopathy accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever, bone and muscle pain. Up to now, approved treatment options are not available. OBJECTIVE: We here assessed the effects of the anti-IL-1ß monoclonal antibody canakinumab on the clinical signs and symptoms of Schnitzler's syndrome. METHODS: In this phase II, randomized placebo-controlled multi-center study, 20 patients with active disease enrolled in four German study centers...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Philip R Cohen
BACKGROUND: Mastocytosis is either cutaneous (with skin-limited proliferation of mast cells) or systemic (with mast cells in extracutaneous sites). The onset of solitary mastocytoma in an adult is rare. PURPOSE: A woman with the new onset of solitary mastocytoma is described. The clinical features of patients with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are summarized. Recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are proposed...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
R Karkouche, C Bernigaud, J Fontugne, O Zehou, G Bellaud, M N'Diaye, K Cherif, P Wolkenstein, O Chosidow, N Ortonne, S Ingen-Housz-Oro
BACKGROUND: Equestrian cold panniculitis has been described since 1980 in horse riders or in stable employees. Histological aspect is underdescribed. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We describe clinical and histological features of 6 horse riding or stable employees patients presenting with upper lateral thigh lesions during the winter months between 2014 and 2016 in our dermatological department. RESULTS: Six horse riding or stable employees ladies without any known disease presented with similar symptoms...
September 16, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Hesham Khalil, Moby Joseph
Eosinophilic ascites is a rare feature of eosinophilic gastroenteritis. We would like to highlight this increasingly recognised diagnosis in a case of unexplained ascites. We present a challenging case of a woman aged 25 years who presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, generalised abdominal pain and swelling 8-week following delivery of her first baby. Her symptoms were primarily aggravated by eating, and she had also noticed postprandial itching and self-limiting generalised rash. She had a strong history of atopy...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Elise M N Ferre, Stacey R Rose, Sergio D Rosenzweig, Peter D Burbelo, Kimberly R Romito, Julie E Niemela, Lindsey B Rosen, Timothy J Break, Wenjuan Gu, Sally Hunsberger, Sarah K Browne, Amy P Hsu, Shakuntala Rampertaap, Muthulekha Swamydas, Amanda L Collar, Heidi H Kong, Chyi-Chia Richard Lee, David Chascsa, Thomas Simcox, Angela Pham, Anamaria Bondici, Mukil Natarajan, Joseph Monsale, David E Kleiner, Martha Quezado, Ilias Alevizos, Niki M Moutsopoulos, Lynne Yockey, Cathleen Frein, Ariane Soldatos, Katherine R Calvo, Jennifer Adjemian, Morgan N Similuk, David M Lang, Kelly D Stone, Gulbu Uzel, Jeffrey B Kopp, Rachel J Bishop, Steven M Holland, Kenneth N Olivier, Thomas A Fleisher, Theo Heller, Karen K Winer, Michail S Lionakis
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder typically caused by homozygous AIRE mutations. It classically presents with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis and autoimmunity that primarily targets endocrine tissues; hypoparathyroidism and adrenal insufficiency are most common. Developing any two of these classic triad manifestations establishes the diagnosis. Although widely recognized in Europe, where nonendocrine autoimmune manifestations are uncommon, APECED is less defined in patients from the Western Hemisphere...
August 18, 2016: JCI Insight
R Gonçalves, C Valente, E Ferreira, J E Serra, J Saraiva da Cunha
Cytomegalovirus is a double stranded DNA virus that can be present in nearly all organs and body fluids. The primary infection is usually asymptomatic in the immunocompetent host and it is common among adolescents and young adults. The symptomatic form appears, in the majority of cases, as a mononucleosis syndrome with full recovery without specific treatment. We report a case of a 25 years old woman who presented with hepatitis due to CMV infection and history of omalizumab administration one month earlier...
2016: IDCases
E F Johnson, D A Wetter, J S Lehman, J L Hand, D M R Davis, M M Tollefson
BACKGROUND: Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) in children is a complex group of conditions. OBJECTIVES: This study presents the demographics, clinical features, direct immunofluorescence (DIF) results and suspected aetiologies of 56 biopsy-confirmed cases of leukocytoclastic vasculitis in children. METHODS: Retrospective review of 56 children seen at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, from 1993 to 2013 with clinical features and cutaneous biopsy consistent with LCV...
August 31, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
L Gusdorf, B Asli, S Barbarot, A Néel, A Masseau, X Puéchal, J-E Gottenberg, G Grateau, C Blanchard-Delaunay, R Rizzi, F Lifermann, X Kyndt, F Aubin, D Bessis, T Boye, S Gayet, F Rongioletti, E Sauleau, J-P Fermand, D Lipsker
BACKGROUND: Schnitzler syndrome is characterized by an urticarial rash, a monoclonal gammopathy and clinical, histological and biological signs of neutrophil-mediated inflammation. The aim of this study was to assess the applicability and validity of the existing diagnostic criteria in real life patients. METHODS: This multicentric study was conducted between 2009 and 2014 in 14 hospitals in which patients with Schnitzler syndrome or controls with related disorders were followed-up...
August 26, 2016: Allergy
Felix B Yap, Sze T Kiung, Jeffrey B Yap
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on quality of life issues in patients with leprosy suffering from erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). Thus, we aim to study the effect of ENL on quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Hansen's Clinic, Hospital Kuala Lumpur between January 2010 and December 2013 among patients with multibacillary leprosy using the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). RESULTS: A total of 153 patients participated with 31...
July 2016: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Thiago Jeunon de Sousa Vargas, Clara Morena Abreu Raposo, Ricardo Barbora Lima, Ana Luisa Sampaio, Ana Beatriz Bordin, Maria Auxiliadora Jeunon Sousa
Prurigo pigmentosa (PP) is a rare inflammatory disease of the skin of uncertain etiology first reported in Japan. It is typified by recurrent eruptions of itching urticarial macules, papules, vesicopapules, and plaques with a reticular arrangement that quickly resolve leaving a net-like pigmentation. The disease presents specific histopathological features. Herein, 3 cases of PP in Brazilians with no Japanese ancestry are reported and a revision of all previous English-language case reports indexed on PubMed is provided...
August 16, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Simon Kotlyar
A 3-year-old girl presented to the emergency department on day 1 of a mild pruritic urticarial rash. There was no history of exposure to medications or allergens and no history of similar symptoms. The parents described a viral respiratory illness that had occurred 1 week earlier. Fever (38.8°C)..
August 4, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Ozge Umur, Hacer Akturk, Selda Hancerli Torun, Zeynep Tamay, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome can be encountered with hypereosinophilia and hyperimmunoglobulin E (hyper-IgE) values, though these levels are rarely so high to be compared with hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome. A 9-year-old boy presented with the complaint of fatigue, weakness, weight loss and generalized pruritic rash lasting for a year. He had frequent respiratory tract infections, wheezing episodes and urticarial skin lesions before that. On admission, he was cachectic and he had generalized lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, oral moniliasis and pruritic rash all over his body...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Maurizio Sessa, Maria Giuseppa Sullo, Annamaria Mascolo, Daniela Cimmaruta, Francesca Romano, Rosa Valentina Puca, Annalisa Capuano, Francesco Rossi, Ada Lo Schiavo
Etanercept is a competitive inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) a polypeptide hormone, involved in the development of the immune system, in host defense and immune surveillance. Even if the etanercept mechanism of action is not completely understood, it is supposed that it negatively modulates biological responses mediated by molecules (cytokines, adhesion molecules, or proteinases) induced or regulated by TNF. For this reason, it is widely used in the treatment of immunologicals diseases, such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, polyarticular juvenile idiopathic active, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis...
April 2016: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
Natalie E Nieuwenhuizen
Anisakis species are marine nematodes which can cause zoonotic infection in humans if consumed in raw, pickled or undercooked fish and seafood. Infection with Anisakis is associated with abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea and can lead to massive infiltration of eosinophils and formation of granulomas in the gastrointestinal tract if the larvae are not removed. Re-infection leads to systemic allergic reactions such as urticarial or anaphylaxis in some individuals, making Anisakis an important source of hidden allergens in seafood...
September 2016: Parasite Immunology
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