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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663342/associations-of-chronic-urticaria-with-atopic-and-autoimmune-comorbidities-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Hsien-Yi Chiu, Chih-Hsin Muo, Fung-Chang Sung
BACKGROUND: Most cases of chronic urticaria (CU) are idiopathic. Circumstantial evidence suggests that some CU cases have an autoimmune pathogenesis. Previous research indicates that a substantial percentage of patients with CU have an atopic background. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to examine the association between CU, and atopic and autoimmune diseases. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study identified 9,332 patients with CU and 37,328 controls matched for age, sex, and number of dermatological clinic visits from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for 2004-2009...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610864/association-between-use-of-acid-suppressive-medications-and-antibiotics-during-infancy-and-allergic-diseases-in-early-childhood
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Edward Mitre, Apryl Susi, Laura E Kropp, David J Schwartz, Gregory H Gorman, Cade M Nylund
Importance: Allergic diseases are prevalent in childhood. Early exposure to medications that can alter the microbiome, including acid-suppressive medications and antibiotics, may influence the likelihood of allergy. Objective: To determine whether there is an association between the use of acid-suppressive medications or antibiotics in the first 6 months of infancy and development of allergic diseases in early childhood. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in 792 130 children who were Department of Defense TRICARE beneficiaries with a birth medical record in the Military Health System database between October 1, 2001, and September 30, 2013, with continued enrollment from within 35 days of birth until at least age 1 year...
April 2, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490767/association-of-alopecia-areata-with-atopic-dermatitis-and-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Eli Magen, Tinatin Chikovani, Dan-Andrei Waitman, Natan R Kahan
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic studies report that alopecia areata (AA) is related to various atopic and autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this study was to identify clinical characteristics and the prevalence of comorbid conditions in Israeli patients with AA. METHODS: This retrospective, matched, case-control study was based on data from an electronic patient record data base. The patients with an electronically documented diagnosis of AA were included in the AA group...
March 1, 2018: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284253/risk-factors-for-work-related-eczema-and-urticaria-among-vocational-students-of-agriculture
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Radosław Śpiewak, Anna Góra-Florek, Andrzej Horoch, Mirosław J Jarosz, Agnieszka Doryńska, Marcin Golec, Jacek Dutkiewicz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Farmers are at high risk of occupational skin diseases which may start already during vocational training. This study was aimed at identification of risk factors for work-related skin diseases among vocational students of agriculture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 440 students (245 males, 195 females aged 17-21 years) in 11 vocational schools which were at least 100 km from each other. The protocol included a physician-managed questionnaire and medical examination, skin prick tests, patch tests, total IgE and Phadiatop...
December 23, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046027/-frequency-of-skin-reactivity-to-food-allergens-in-allergic-patients
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Heriberto Camero-Martínez, Aída Inés López-García, Daniela Rivero-Yeverino, Chrystopherson Gengyny Caballero-López, Oswaldo Arana-Muñoz, Sergio Papaqui-Tapia, Isabel Cristina Rojas-Méndez, Elizabeth Vázquez-Rojas
BACKGROUND: Food allergy is deemed to have a worldwide prevalence ranging from 2 to 10 %. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of skin reactivity to food allergens by age groups. METHODS: Cross-sectional, descriptive, prolective, observational study. Patients aged from 2 to 64 years with symptoms consistent with allergic disease were included. Skin prick tests were carried out with food allergens. Frequencies and percentages were estimated...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983485/anti-ige-treatment-for-disorders-other-than-asthma
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REVIEW
Jeffrey Stokes
Immunoglobulin E (IgE) plays a key role in the pathogenesis of many allergic diseases. Thus, IgE-mediated immunologic pathways are an attractive target for intervention in allergic diseases. Omalizumab is a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody that binds IgE and has been used treat allergic asthma for over a decade. Currently, omalizumab is approved for the treatment of both allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria. Since IgE plays a critical role in other allergic diseases, anti-IgE therapy has been evaluated in other allergic diseases in small clinical trials and case reports...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658724/-prevalence-of-urticaria-in-cartagena-colombia
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Pablo Andrés Miranda-Machado, Bautista de la Cruz Hoyos-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: In Colombia, there have been studies on the prevalence of allergic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis. Prevalence studies of urticaria in Colombia are scarce. OBJECTIVE: Our objective objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of urticaria in Cartagena (Colombia) in order to contribute to national epidemiological estimates of disease. METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional study in the city of Cartagena was conducted and 547 patients aged 1-58 years treated at the Allergy specialist consultation in care centers selected for this study between April and July 2015 were included, through non-probabilistic sampling...
April 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653246/allergy-and-sexual-behaviours-an-update
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REVIEW
Marco Caminati, Veronica Giorgis, Boaz Palterer, Francesca Racca, Chiara Salvottini, Oliviero Rossi
The exact prevalence of hypersensitivity reactions related to sexual behaviours is not known; however, they heavily impact on the quality of life and of sex life of affected patients. In fact, not only common respiratory and skin allergies, such as asthma, rhinitis, urticaria and atopic dermatitis, but also food and drug allergy have been found to negatively affect the quality of sex life. Allergic diseases impact on the sexual function in both physical and psychological ways, representing one of the main complaints of a considerable proportion of patients...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497925/increased-risk-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Yoon Seob Kim, Kyungdo Han, Ji Hyun Lee, Nack In Kim, Joo Young Roh, Seong Jun Seo, Hae Jun Song, Min Geol Lee, Jee Ho Choi, Young Min Park
There was no previous population-based study on the comparison of the risk of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) between autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) and age- and gender-matched controls. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of CSU after diagnosis of AITD using national registry data from Korea. The secondary objective was to evaluate other risk factors of CSU. Based on the disease code diagnoses in 2003-2005, we composed an AITD group (n=3,659) and an age- and gender-matched control group (n=18,295)...
July 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465037/is-there-any-difference-regarding-atopy-between-children-with-familial-mediterranean-fever-and-healthy-controls
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Ç Aydoğmuş, N A Ayaz, M Çakan, F Çipe, N Topal, Ö B Öner, G Keskindemirci, A Akçay
INTRODUCTION: There are only a few studies regarding the prevalence of atopy in Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) patients, and their results are conflicting. METHODS: In this study children with the diagnosis of FMF were evaluated for the presence of atopy by comparing with controls. One hundred and eighteen children diagnosed as FMF and 50 healthy age and sex matched controls were enrolled. They were evaluated for the presence of rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and asthma...
April 29, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393056/report-of-common-aeroallergens-among-allergic-patients-in-northeastern-iran
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Yaghoub Mahboubi Oskouei, Reza Farid Hosseini, Hamid Ahanchian, Lida Jarahi, Nazila Ariaee, Farahzad Jabbari Azad
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of atopic diseases has increased in recent decades dramatically. The most common aeroallergens in Northeastern Iran have not been fully defined. Determining the most common aeroallergens in allergic patients based on the skin prick test (SPT) was aimed in this investigation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 1,006 allergic patients (aged 1-86 years) from October 2010 to February 2014 referred to the Allergy clinics of Mashhad University of Medical Science...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677381/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-asthma-among-children-aged-0-14-years-in-hangzhou-a-cross-sectional-survey
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613653/novel-biologicals-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-diseases-and-asthma
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REVIEW
Hern-Tze Tina Tan, Kazunari Sugita, Cezmi A Akdis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The development of biological therapies has rapidly progressed during the last few years, and major advances were reported for the treatment of allergic diseases, such as atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, food allergy, and asthma. Here, we review biologicals targeting the type 2 immune response involving Th2 cells, type 2 innate lymphoid cells, natural killer T cells, mast cells, basophils, and epithelial cells, such as IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-31, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP)...
October 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497421/the-association-of-residential-mold-exposure-and-adenotonsillar-hypertrophy-in-children-living-in-damp-environments
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Ozlem Atan Sahin, Nuray Kececioglu, Muhittin Serdar, Aysel Ozpinar
BACKGROUND: There are many consequences of mold exposure related to respiratory system health of children This retrospective cohort study aims to find the association between adenoid hypertrophy and mold exposure in children living in damp environments. METHODS: Children with history of recurrent respiratory tract infections were enrolled in the study between June 2012 and June 2013 and were followed up for adenoid hypertrophy from June 2013 to June 2016. One hundred and forty two children were residents of moldy houses and 242 were living in normal houses...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448446/roles-of-mas-related-g-protein-coupled-receptor-x2-on-mast-cell-mediated-host-defense-pseudoallergic-drug-reactions-and-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Hariharan Subramanian, Kshitij Gupta, Hydar Ali
Mast cells (MCs), which are granulated tissue-resident cells of hematopoietic lineage, contribute to vascular homeostasis, innate/adaptive immunity, and wound healing. However, MCs are best known for their roles in allergic and inflammatory diseases, such as anaphylaxis, food allergy, rhinitis, itch, urticaria, atopic dermatitis, and asthma. In addition to the high-affinity IgE receptor (FcεRI), MCs express numerous G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which are the largest group of membrane receptor proteins and the most common targets of drug therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339179/is-gianotti-crosti-syndrome-associated-with-atopy-a-case-control-study-and-a-postulation-on-the-intrinsic-host-factors-in-gianotti-crosti-syndrome
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Antonio Chuh, Vijay Zawar, Albert Lee, Gabriel Sciallis
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) in children is associated with atopy. METHODS: The setting was two outpatient clinic. Diagnoses of asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD) were made according to internationally accepted diagnostic criteria. Allergic rhinitis, atopic urticaria, and allergic conjunctivitis were diagnosed clinically. Participants were children with GCS diagnosed over the previous 5 years. For any child with GCS, we extracted the record of the subsequent age and sex pair-matched child seen for problems unrelated to the skin as controls...
September 2016: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27333777/lipid-mediators-of-allergic-disease-pathways-treatments-and-emerging-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Eric Schauberger, Miriam Peinhaupt, Tareian Cazares, Andrew W Lindsley
Bioactive lipids are critical regulators of inflammation. Over the last 75 years, these diverse compounds have emerged as clinically-relevant mediators of allergic disease pathophysiology. Animal and human studies have demonstrated the importance of lipid mediators in the development of asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria, anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. Lipids are critical participants in cell signaling events which influence key physiologic (bronchoconstriction) and immune phenomena (degranulation, chemotaxis, sensitization)...
July 2016: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27286483/birth-month-and-risk-of-atopic-dermatitis-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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C L Kuo, T L Chen, C C Liao, C C Yeh, C L Chou, W R Lee, J G Lin, C C Shih
BACKGROUND: An individual's birth month has been associated with allergic diseases, but little is known about the association between birth month and atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of AD in children born in various months. METHODS: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we conducted a case-control study that included 31 237 AD cases and 124 948 age- and gender-matched controls without AD...
November 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264564/association-of-wider-neck-circumference-and-asthma-in-obese-children
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Onur Akın, Erkan Sarı, Mutluay Arslan, Ediz Yeşilkaya, Bulent Hacihamdioglu, Suleyman Tolga Yavuz
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a well-established risk factor for asthma. Previous studies have reported that central obesity is associated with asthma. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between fat distribution, which is determined by anthropometric measures, including neck circumference (NC), and asthma in school-aged children. METHODS: Children diagnosed as having asthma were enrolled along with controls who were admitted to our outpatient department with allergic symptoms, such as rhinitis, urticaria and atopic dermatitis...
June 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27177276/co-morbidities-and-cognitive-status-in-a-cohort-of-teenagers-with-asthma
#20
Shlomo Cohen, Neville Berkman, Elie Picard, Tali Levi, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Chaim Springer, Avraham Avital, Leon Joseph, Shmuel Goldberg
BACKGROUND: There is limited data regarding co-morbidities and cognitive status of asthma during childhood and adolescence. The aim of the current study was to explore the presence of co-morbidities and cognitive status in a large cohort of teenagers with asthma. METHODS: The medical records of 314,897 consecutive 17-year-old males, undergoing comprehensive medical and cognitive evaluation prior to recruitment for military service, were reviewed. The prevalence of co-morbidities and a cognitive assessment in subjects with asthma were compared to those without asthma...
September 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
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