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Acute Urticaria

Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Ryan S D'Souza, Joshua Mundorff, Pragya Shrestha, Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Anthony Donato
Acquired angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1INH-AAE) is a rare and potentially fatal syndrome of bradykinin-mediated angioedema characterized by episodes of angioedema without urticaria. It typically manifests with nonpitting edema of the skin and edema in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract mucosa or upper airway. Edema of the upper airway and tongue may lead to life-threatening asphyxiation. C1INH-AAE is typically under-diagnosed because of its rarity and its propensity to mimic more common abdominal conditions and allergic reactions...
2018: Case Reports in Hematology
Luz Fonacier, Irum Noor
OBJECTIVE: Contact dermatitis (CD) is a common disease seen by allergists. Although underutilized, patch testing (PT) remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of allergic CD. It is not difficult to perform, however, the interpretation of the PT, proper classification of the results and determination of their relevance, need an appropriate level of expertise. The objective of this article is to provide a review of CD and its key allergens and provide updates and recommendations for the practicing allergist...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Suvarna Samudrala, Sukumar Dandakeri, Ramesh M Bhat
BACKGROUND: Although dermatology is largely considered as an outpatient specialty, dermatological conditions comprise 5-8% of cases presenting to the emergency department. The need for a dermatological intensive care unit is widely acknowledged due to the increasing incidence of acute skin failure. Very few studies have been done to characterize the common conditions seen in the emergency department and intensive care units. We undertook this study to analyze the spectrum of dermatological conditions presenting to the emergency department and the clinical profile of patients admitted to the intensive care unit...
February 26, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Tsung-Yu Tsai, Yu-Chen Huang
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February 22, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Mark Yarema, Puja Chopra, Marco L A Sivilotti, David Johnson, Alberto Nettel-Aguirre, Benoit Bailey, Charlemaigne Victorino, Sophie Gosselin, Roy Purssell, Margaret Thompson, Daniel Spyker, Barry Rumack
BACKGROUND: Anaphylactoid reactions to intravenous (IV) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) are well-recognized adverse events during treatment for acetaminophen (APAP) poisoning. Uncertainty exists regarding their incidence, severity, risk factors, and management. We sought to determine the incidence, risk factors, and treatment of anaphylactoid reactions to IV NAC in a large, national cohort of patients admitted to hospital for acetaminophen overdose. METHODS: This retrospective medical record review included all patients initiated on the 21-h IV NAC protocol for acetaminophen poisoning in 34 Canadian hospitals between February 1980 and November 2005...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Michael M McNeil, Frank DeStefano
Vaccine-associated hypersensitivity reactions are not infrequent; however, serious acute-onset, presumably IgE-mediated or IgG and complement-mediated anaphylactic or serious delayed-onset T cell-mediated systemic reactions are considered extremely rare. Hypersensitivity can occur because of either the active vaccine component (antigen) or one of the other components. Postvaccination acute-onset hypersensitivity reactions include self-limited localized adverse events and, rarely, systemic reactions ranging from urticaria/angioedema to full-blown anaphylaxis with multisystem involvement...
February 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Mona Al-Ahmad, Tito Rodriguez-Bouza, Midhat Nurkic
BACKGROUND: A history of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) hypersensitivity with cross-intolerance to several drugs is common in some patients with coronary artery disease. We present a series of patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing ASA desensitization prior to a possible stent to evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy and safety. The aim was to evaluate the outcomes of an ASA desensitization protocol developed by our center based on the guidelines proposed by the EAACI drug allergy expert recommendations...
January 26, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
R A Fernandes, F Regateiro, C Pereira, E Faria, J Pita, A Todo-Bom, I Carrapatoso
Background. Anaphylaxis is an acute, potentially fatal, multi-organ allergic reac-tion. Our aim was to characterize the population with food induced anaphylaxis followed over a one-year period. Methods. Retrospective analysis of clinical files of patients with food anaphylaxis observed in our food allergy consultation during 2016. Results. Sixty-two patients were included. In the pediatric group, the implicated allergens were cow's milk, egg and fish and in the adults' group, the commonest allergens were nuts and wheat...
March 2018: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Cinzia Marchica, Faisal Zawawi, Dania Basodan, Rosie Scuccimarri, Sam J Daniel
BACKGROUND: Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare auto-inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of recurrent urticaria, deafness and amyloidosis. Progressive sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is reported to occur in up to 85% of patients occurring in the second and third decades and as early as the first decade in patients with a more severe phenotype, thus potentially having a significant impact on a child's development. IL-1 inhibitors, such as Anakinra, have been described to improve systemic inflammation, and stabilize or improve hearing status as well...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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
Si Hui Goh, Jian Yi Soh, Wenyin Loh, Khai Pin Lee, Sze Chin Tan, Wei Jian Kenneth Heng, Irwani Ibrahim, Bee Wah Lee, Wen Chin Chiang
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to compare age-related differences in the cause and clinical presentation of anaphylaxis. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of patients visiting the emergency department for anaphylaxis. Data were collected from 3 emergency departments from 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2015. Patient electronic records with the diagnoses of allergy, angioedema, urticaria, and anaphylaxis (ICD-9 codes 9953, 9951, 7080, 9950, 7089) were screened and cases fulfilling World Allergy Organisation criteria for anaphylaxis were included...
January 5, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
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 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
Emanuel Sarinho, Maria das Graças Moura Lins
OBJECTIVES: To guide the diagnostic and therapeutic management of severe forms of food allergy. DATA SOURCES: Search in the Medline database using the terms "severe food allergy," "anaphylaxis and food allergy," "generalized urticaria and food allergy," and "food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome" in the last ten years, searching in the title, abstract, or keyword fields. SUMMARY OF DATA: Food allergy can be serious and life-threatening...
November 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
Efstathia Pasmatzi, Alexandra Monastirli, George Badavanis, Dionysios Tsambaos
The efficacy of oral acitretin in the systemic treatment of severe and recalcitrant dermatoses has been established in a large number of clinical trials. Its mucocutaneous and ocular adverse reactions are common or relatively common, whereas systemic side effects are either uncommon or rare and include teratogenesis, hyperlipidemia, hepatotoxicity, intracranial hypertension, myopathy, and peripheral neuropathy. Angioedema is a term used to describe an acute, solitary or multiple, circumscribed, and non-pitting mucocutaneous swelling that affects the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue, lasts 24 to 72 hours, and may become potentially life-threatening when the pharynx and/or the larynx are involved...
September 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
M Theiler, A Schwieger-Briel, L Weibel
BACKGROUND: Skin infections account for 40% of emergency visits in pediatric dermatology. It is important to promptly recognize skin infections with potential complications and initiate treatment. However some characteristic skin findings may imitate skin infections and are often misdiagnosed. OBJECTIVES: To illustrate frequent pediatric skin infections and pitfalls in view of imitators and differential diagnoses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A photo quiz is presented with the discussion of a selection of acute pediatric skin infections in comparison to their infectious or noninfectious differential diagnoses...
October 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
Aviv Barzilai, Lior Sagi, Sharon Baum, Henri Trau, Michael Schvimer, Iris Barshack, Michal Solomon
BACKGROUND: The classic histopathological findings of urticaria include dermal edema and a sparse perivascular infiltrate of neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes. However, this pattern is inconsistently described. OBJECTIVE: To describe the histological and immunofluorescence characteristics of urticaria and to identify distinctive patterns. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in which the medical files and biopsy specimens of 58 patients with acute and chronic classical urticaria were reviewed...
October 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Jisu Kim, Wonku Kang, Hyeyoung Min
Ilex cornuta, commonly known as Chinese holly, is an evergreen shrub from the family Aquifoliaceae, and it is widely distributed in Korea and China. In folk medicine, the leaves of I. cornuta are used for treatment of several disorders, including weakness of the waist and knees, arthrodynia, headache, acute conjunctivitis, toothache, urticaria, rheumatic arthralgia, and cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effects of an I. cornuta leaf ethanol extract (ILE) and its underlying mechanisms of action...
October 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
Q Chen, H Zhong, W C Chen, Z Zhai, Z Zhou, Z Song, F Hao
BACKGROUND: Clinical features and basophil activation levels correlate with serum autoreactivity and allergen sensitivity in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship of the expression patterns of plasma T-helper cell (Th) 1-, Th2-, Th17- and Th22-related cytokines with the serum autoreactivity and the allergen sensitivity in CSU. METHOD: Twenty related cytokines were measured and analysed in 60 patients with CSU, 15 patients with acute urticaria, 10 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and 15 healthy persons, respectively...
August 28, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Ricarda Meincke, Jitka Pokladnikova, Julie Straznicka, Ronald H B Meyboom, David Niedrig, Stefan Russmann, Ludek Jahodar
BACKGROUND: The use of herbal medicines in children and the general population is continually on the rise with an overall herbal lifetime and current use ranging between 0.8%-85.5% and 2.2%-8.9%, respectively. Although acute hypersensitivity reactions are generally considered to be rare, little knowledge exists on the frequency and type of these reactions especially in specific populations like children. OBJECTIVES: To assess the patterns of acute hypersensitivity reactions to herbal medicines reported to the WHO global individual case safety report (ICSR) database VigiBase(®) in children...
August 28, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Janina Hahn, Thomas K Hoffmann, Bastian Bock, Melanie Nordmann-Kleiner, Susanne Trainotti, Jens Greve
BACKGROUND: Acute angioedema of the upper airways can be life-threatening. An important distinction is drawn between mast-cell-mediated angioedema and bradykinin-mediated angioedema; the treatment of these two entities is fundamentally different. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and on guidelines concerning the treatment of angioedema. The authors draw on their own clinical experience in their assessment of the literature...
July 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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