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Atopic dermatitis and food allergy

Shoichiro Taniuchi, Kazuhiko Soejima, Yasuko Hatano, Masaya Takahashi, Hirotaka Minami
The incidence of atopic diseases, including atopic dermatitis (AD), food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma, has increased in recent decades, and currently affects approximately 20% of the population. Atopic march is the development of AD in infancy and subsequent food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma in later childhood. Patients with infantile eczema may develop typical symptoms of AD, allergic rhinitis, and asthma at certain ages. Some patients' symptoms persist for several years, whereas others may have resolution with aging...
2018: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
Shu-Jun Liu, Ting-Ting Wang, Shi-Yu Cao, Ya-Qing Tan, Li-Zhang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the main risk factors for asthma in Chinese children, and to provide a reference for the prevention and treatment of asthma. METHODS: The databases including CNKI, Wanfang Data, China Biology Medicine disc, VIP Database for Chinese Technical Periodicals, Web of Science, and PubMed were searched for studies on risk factors for asthma in Chinese children published up to September 2017. Stata 12.0 was used for the Meta analysis. RESULTS: A total of 24 case-control studies were included, with 5 309 cases in the case group and 6 404 cases in the control group...
March 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Edyta Krzych-Fałta, Konrad Furmańczyk, Aneta Tomaszewska, Dominik Olejniczak, Bolesław Samoliński, Urszula Samolińska-Zawisza
BACKGROUND: The hygiene hypothesis proposed by Strachan in the 1980s clearly emphasized the role of microorganisms in atopy prevention. OBJECTIVES: The study objective was to assess the preventive role of probiotics in patients with allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, atopic dermatitis, and/or food allergy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The methods used in the study were the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaires for 6-7- and 13-14-year-olds and the European Community Respiratory Health Survey II (ECRHS II) questionnaire targeted for the 20-44 age group...
January 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Hyun Jung Park, Sung Won Lee, Seokmann Hong
Emerging evidence demonstrates that the microbiota plays an essential role in shaping the development and function of host immune responses. A variety of environmental stimuli, including foods and commensals, are recognized by the host through the epithelium, acting as a physical barrier. Two allergic diseases, atopic dermatitis and food allergy, are closely linked to the microbiota, because inflammatory responses occur on the epidermal border. The microbiota generates metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids and poly-γ-glutamic acid (γPGA), which can modulate host immune responses...
February 2018: Immune Network
J M S Yrjänä, R Bloigu, P Kulmala
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Whether the guidelines on infant nutrition, food allergy and atopic dermatitis confer real health benefits in practice at the population level has not been deeply studied. We aimed here to characterize the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions regarding these issues among primary health care professionals. In addition, we surveyed available parent-reported information sources and the incidence of food-related symptoms, dietary restrictions, food allergy, and atopic dermatitis among one-year-old children in the general population...
February 26, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
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:
Xin Liu, Xiumei Hong, Hui-Ju Tsai, Karen K Mestan, Min Shi, Amira Kefi, Ke Hao, Qi Chen, Guoying Wang, Deanna Caruso, Hua Geng, Yufeng Gao, Jianlin He, Rajesh Kumar, Hongjian Wang, Yunxian Yu, Tami Bartell, Xiao-Di Tan, Robert P Schleimer, Daniel E Weeks, Jacqueline A Pongracic, Xiaobin Wang
Previous genetic studies of food allergy (FA) have mainly focused on inherited genotypic effects. The role of parental genotypic effects remains largely unexplored. Leveraging existing genome-wide association study (GWAS) data generated from the Chicago Food Allergy Study, we examined maternal genotypic and parent-of-origin (PO) effects using multinomial likelihood ratio tests in 588 complete and incomplete Caucasian FA trios. We identified 1 single nucleotide polymorphism with significant (P < 5×10) maternal effect on any FA (rs4235235), which is located in a noncoding RNA (LOC101927947) with unknown function...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Almira Ćosićkić, Fahrija Skokić, Amela Selimović, Maida Mulić, Sanimir Suljendić, Nermina Dedić, Damir Sabitović, Fejzo Džafić
Children with atopic dermatitis (AD) usually develop symptoms when they reach the age of 6-7 years, but the risk of developing respiratory allergies, asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR) remains high. In most children with AD, the development of asthma and AR is associated with sensitization to food allergens and/or aeroallergens, while only a small percentage missed atopic diathesis. In about 35% of children with AD, food allergy is the provoking cause, and 60% of infants who had AD in the first 3 months of life were sensitized against aeroallergens by the age of 5...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Adrian J Lowe, Donald Y M Leung, Mimi L K Tang, John C Su, Katrina J Allen
OBJECTIVE: Allergic diseases have increased dramatically in the developed world during the past few decades, yet the understanding of risk factors and effective prevention approaches remain limited. In this review, we summarize the evidence supporting the hypothesis that skin-barrier impairment and early-life atopic dermatitis (AD) could play a causal role in the development of sensitization and subsequent food allergies and allergic airways disease (allergic asthma and rhinitis). We further discuss the potential to target the skin barrier as a means to lower the incidence of allergic disease...
February 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Michael Schatz, Scott H Sicherer, Robert S Zeiger
An impressive number of clinically impactful studies and reviews were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice in 2017. As a service to our readers, the editors provide this Year in Review article to highlight and contextualize the advances published over the past year. We include information from articles on asthma, allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, immunotherapy, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug hypersensitivity, urticarial/angioedema, eosinophilic disorders, and immunodeficiency...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Karin B Fieten, Joan E E Totté, Evgeni Levin, Marta Reyman, Yolanda Meijer, André Knulst, Frank Schuren, Suzanne G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: Exposure to microbes may be important in the development of atopic disease. Atopic diseases have been associated with specific characteristics of the intestinal microbiome. The link between intestinal microbiota and food allergy has rarely been studied, and the gold standard for diagnosing food allergy (double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge [DBPCFC]) has seldom been used. We aimed to distinguish fecal microbial signatures for food allergy in children with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
January 25, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Hiroshi Ashigai, Yuta Komano, Guanying Wang, Yasuji Kawachi, Kazuko Sunaga, Reiko Yamamoto, Ryoji Takata, Mika Miyake, Takaaki Yanai
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes dry skin and functional disruption of the skin barrier. AD is often accompanied by allergic inflammation. AD patient suffer from heavy itching, and their quality of life is severely affected. Some pharmaceuticals for AD have some side effects such as skin atrophy. So it is necessary to develop mild solutions such as food ingredients without side effects. There are various causes of AD. It is especially induced by immunological imbalances such as IFN-γ reduction...
2018: Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
M Eleonore Pettersson, Gerard H Koppelman, Bertine Mj Flokstra-de Blok, Boudewijn J Kollen, Anthony Ej Dubois
BACKGROUND: There is currently considerable uncertainty regarding what the predictors of the severity of diagnostic or accidental food allergic reactions are, and to what extent the severity of such reactions can be predicted. OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors for the severity of diagnostic and accidental food allergic reactions and to quantify their impact. METHODS: The study population consisted of children with a double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC) confirmed food allergy to milk, egg, peanut, cashew nut and/or hazelnut...
January 30, 2018: Allergy
Rekha D Jhamnani, Samara Levin, Marjohn Rasooly, Kelly D Stone, Joshua D Milner, Celeste Nelson, Tom DiMaggio, Nina Jones, Anthony L Guerrerio, Pamela A Frischmeyer-Guerrerio
Children with moderate-severe atopic dermatitis and food allergy (especially milk) exhibit reduced weight and height, while those with atopic dermatitis alone are often overweight or obese, and their body mass index correlates with eczema severity.
January 25, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
T Kikkawa, T Yorifuji, Y Fujii, M Yashiro, A Okada, M Ikeda, H Doi, H Tsukahara
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors seem to be related to the incidence of allergic disease. Children with a later birth order are often exposed to environments, where pathogens and endotoxins can be found, and thus have a higher risk of developing infectious diseases. Therefore, birth order is regarded as an indicator that reflects post-natal environment. However, longitudinal studies are limited on this subject. This study sought to elucidate the relationships between birth order and allergic disease...
January 25, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Mahboubeh Mansouri, Elham Rafiee, Sepideh Darougar, Mehrnaz Mesdaghi, Zahra Chavoshzadeh
BACKGROUND: Aeroallergens and food allergens are found to be relevant in atopic dermatitis. The atopy patch test (APT) can help to detect food allergies in children with atopic dermatitis. This study evaluates if the APT is a valuable tool in the diagnostic workup of children with food allergy-related atopic dermatitis. METHODS: 42 children between 6 months and 12 years of age were selected at the Mofid Children Hospital. Atopic dermatitis was diagnosed, and the severity of the disease was determined...
January 13, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Aaron Cortes, Angela Castillo, Alicia Sciaraffia
BACKGROUND: Allergies affect children's health as well as their quality of life, stress levels, and family budget. The available literature suggests that family, social and psychological factors are affected by allergic pathologies such as rhinitis, asthma and atopic dermatitis. However, few studies have focused on quantifying such association in child food allergy. This study aims to enhance the understanding of the associations between caregiver variables and children's Food Allergy (FA)...
January 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Shingo Maeda, Tatsuro Nakamura, Hiroaki Harada, Yuri Tachibana, Kosuke Aritake, Tatsuo Shimosawa, Yutaka Yatomi, Takahisa Murata
Food allergy is immediate hypersensitive reactions to ingested foods. Since early diagnosis is effective for disease control, development of an objective diagnostic index is required. Using mediator-lipidomics, we found that levels of the urinary prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) metabolite, tetranor-PGDM, reflected the severity of the allergic symptoms and intestinal mast cell hyperplasia in mice. Repeated oral challenges with ovalbumin promoted allergic symptoms in sensitized mice. Particularly, the allergic mice presented with increased numbers of intestinal mast cells, which strongly expressed hematopoietic PGD synthase (H-PGDS)...
December 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
Frederick E Leickly, Kirsten M Kloepfer, James E Slaven, Girish Vitalpur
OBJECTIVE: To confirm new observations on peanut allergy and answer current concerns that families and healthcare providers have about peanut allergy. STUDY DESIGN: Children who presented with a story of peanut allergy or peanut sensitization were asked to participate in a registry, which allowed an analysis focused on questions that a food allergy support group had about children with peanut allergy or sensitization. RESULTS: A total of 1070 children were entered into the registry over 5 years...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Chia-Feng Yang, Chen-Chang Yang, I-Jen Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasing prevalence of allergic diseases has been matched by parallel trends in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, previous studies concerning the association between ADHD and allergic diseases have been inconsistent. Moreover, it is not clear whether this association is modified by allergic sensitization status. Therefore, we evaluated the association between allergic diseases, allergic sensitization, and ADHD in children. METHODS: We conducted a large-scale cross-sectional, population-based survey to investigate the relationship between allergic diseases, allergic sensitization, and ADHD...
November 24, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
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