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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
Kabir Sardana, Supriya Mahajan, Rashmi Sarkar, Vibhu Mendiratta, Premanshu Bhushan, R V Koranne, Vijay K Garg
Skin diseases in children are encountered frequently and their characterization is essential for the preparation of academic, research and health plans. A retrospective study was designed to evaluate the epidemiologic features of pediatric dermatoses in India. The setting was a tertiary care referral center in India (Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital, New Delhi) during January 1997 to December 2003. A total of 30,078 children less than 12 years of age with 32,341 new dermatoses were recorded, with a male to female ratio of 1...
January 2009: Pediatric Dermatology
Barbara I Fall, Reinhard Niessner
An increasing number of patients are suffering from allergic diseases such as rhinoconjunctivitis, atopic eczema, uticaria, anaphylaxis, and food and drug allergies. Although it is possible to measure a multitude of allergen-specific IgE antibodies by radio or enzyme immunoassays in the patients' blood, these tests are expensive, time-consuming, and usually need a rather high volume of reagent solutions (allergens and blood). Protein microarrays offer the possibility to circumvent these limitations. The described in vitro allergy testing system is based on microscopic glass slides activated with glycidyloxypropyl-trimethoxysilane...
2009: Methods in Molecular Biology
Raffit Hassan, Susie Bullock, Ahalya Premkumar, Robert J Kreitman, Hedy Kindler, Mark C Willingham, Ira Pastan
PURPOSE: To determine the toxicities, maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and pharmacokinetics of the recombinant immunotoxin SS1P (anti-mesothelin dsFv-PE38) in patients with mesothelin-expressing cancers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: SS1P given as a 30-min i.v. infusion every other day (QOD) for six or three doses was administered to 34 patients with advanced mesothelioma (n = 20), ovarian (n = 12), and pancreatic (n = 2) cancer. RESULTS: The initial cohort of 17 patients received SS1P QOD x 6 doses and the MTD was 18 microg/kg/dose...
September 1, 2007: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Yasuko Inaba, Akiko Yagami, Kayoko Suzuki, Kayoko Matsunaga
The patient was a 23-year-old female with a history of atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and allergic conjunctivitis. In her fourth year of primary school, she ate macadamia nuts and developed oral discomfort and generalized uticaria. In her second year of junior high school, she ate macadamia nuts and developed oral and pharyngeal discomfort, followed by generalized uticaria and dyspnea. At the age of 20 years, she also developed oral discomfort after eating vegetables in a Chinese dish containing macadamia nuts and visited our department for close examination...
July 2007: Arerugī, [Allergy]
T Werfel, M Oppermann, G Begemann, O Götze, J Zwirner
The expression of the receptor for the anaphylatoxin C5a on mast cells was studied with three monoclonal antibodies directed to the N-terminal domain of the C5a receptor. Human skin was investigated by immunohistology applied to sequential 2 micron sections of acrylate-embedded tissues. All anti-C5a receptor antibodies stained c-kit+ or tryptase+ cells which were metachromatic after toluidine blue staining in normal human skin. The binding of anti-C5a receptor antibodies was inhibitable by a peptide representing the first 31 amino acids of the C5a receptor...
January 1997: Archives of Dermatological Research
T Yoshida, Y Oono, M Toyoda, T Sawa, H Yokoyama
We examined the clinical effect of sulbactam/cefoperazone (SBT/CPZ) on respiratory tract infections in elderly patients (from 65 to 91, average 70.8) with underlying respiratory diseases. Thirty (30) patients (25 men and 5 women) were registered and SBT/CPZ (2 g/day) divided into two doses, was administered intravenously through drip infusion. The efficacy rate was 63% (excellent in 1 patient and good in 18 patients). No significant difference in efficacy was found among patient's age groups (group 1: 65-69, group 2: 70-74, group 3: 75-79, group 4: > 80)...
July 1996: Japanese Journal of Antibiotics
D Abeck, M Börries, C Kuwert, V Steinkraus, D Vieluf, J Ring
Contact uticaria and anaphylactic reactions to latex-containing rubber products are being recognized with increasing frequency in all kinds of medical disciplines. Recently a number of reports have been published describing anaphylactic reactions to food items in patients with latex allergy. The cases of three patients who developed anaphylactic reactions to both latex and food items are presented, and the importance of the association of latex and cross-reactivity with food items is stressed. The food items that led to anaphylactic reactions were banana and avocado; banana, avocado and buckwheat; and banana, avocado and tomato...
June 1994: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
R S Basler, E R Harrell
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March 1974: Archives of Dermatology
T Horio, K Minami
A 45-year-old man had solar urticaria that was activated by visible light. Passive transfer of the reactivity with the patient's serum to the skin of normal recipients was accomplished. Results of reverse passive transfer studies were negative. The patient developed an urticarial wheal at the site of injection of his own serum that had been previously exposed to light in vitro. The experimental data suggested that his condition was attributable to an allergic response. Systemic administration of reserpine was of some therapeutic value, and increasing exposure to natural sunlight was associated with substantial in crease in his tolerance to sunlight...
February 1977: Archives of Dermatology
L Illig, E Paul
This study describes the probably eleventh case, mentioned in literature, of acquired heat contact uticaria in an otherwise healthy young woman. With regard to true contact induction heat contact urticaria clearly differs from the more common cholinergic uticaria. On the other hand, heat contact urticaria is completely analogous to cold uticaria because of the exposure area, reversible blocking by unphysiological prolonged heating of the skin, sensitivity to antihistamines and resistance to corticosteroids...
February 1976: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
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