urticaria and anaphylaxis.

[URTICARIA AND ANAPHYLAXIS]. Arerugi. 2018;67(1):8-15 Authors: Inomata N PMID: 29459532 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Allergology International - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Arerugi Source Type: research

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Hymenoptera venom allergy affects approximately 3% of the adult population in Western countries 1,2,3,4 and represents the most common cause of anaphylaxis in Germany, Austria and Switzerland accounting for 50% of reported cases5. The incidence of insect sting related mortality in Europe caused by anaphylaxis is estimated around 200 fatalities per year6, but the incidence of near-fatal episodes might be considerably higher7. Moreover, the documented mortality may be underestimated because of unrecognized insect stings in unexplained causes of death8.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
PMID: 32199978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
Of all food allergies, which affect between 5% and 8% of US children, peanut allergy is the one most likely to cause anaphylaxis, a serious type of allergic reaction. For a child with a peanut allergy, eating one peanut can literally be fatal. “When you have an allergy,” says Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD, clinical director of the division of immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital, “your body sees the thing you are allergic to as dangerous. So your immune system tries to protect you by causing hives, vomiting, and other symptoms.” The body does this by releasing histamine and other chemicals t...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Allergies Children's Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
Purpose of review To review phenotyping and risk classification of penicillin allergy and provide an update on penicillin allergy delabeling strategies for primary care. Recent findings Beta-lactams are considered the treatment of choice for a wide range of bacterial pathogens; however, many patients receive second-line agents due to being labeled as having an allergy to penicillin. This approach can lead to antibiotic resistance and inferior health outcomes. While 10% of the population is labeled as penicillin allergic, penicillin anaphylaxis occurs in less than 1% of patients. For patients with delayed benign skin r...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: OFFICE PEDIATRICS: Edited by Henry H. Bernstein Source Type: research
This article aims to give an updated review of IgE-mediated food allergies in pediatric populations in terms of epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, and management. PMID: 32143431 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
BackgroundKetotifen is a second ‐generation noncompetitive H1‐antihistamine and mast‐cell stabilizer. It is commonly used to treat or prevent allergic conjunctivitis, asthma, chronic urticaria, anaphylaxis, mast‐cell, and other allergic‐type disorders. However, it has never been studied in aspirin‐exacerbated respirato ry disease (AERD), an aggressive phenotype of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, where the mast cell plays a prominent role its pathogenesis.MethodsHuman sinonasal epithelial cells were grown at an air ‐liquid interface (ALI). Ketotifen powder was dissolved in saline to make 4 test solut...
Source: International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We present a 20-year-old male patient who presented himself after a car accident, and was diagnosed with a rupture of traumatic hydatid cysts due to hives rash. In the operation, a scolicidal gent was administered to the cyst, the cyst wall was partially excised and the germinative membranes were removed. Medical treatment with albendazole was started. The postoperative period was quiet. The intraperitoneal traumatic rupture of a hydatid cyst is rare, but it can cause severe anaphylactic reactions and biliary peritonitis. Although a rare and broken hydatid cyst due to trauma may present with skin lesions in a patient in an...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
We report a case of an 8-year-old boy who developed a cochineal allergy.Current disease history: He has been suffering from atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, and food allergies since childhood. At the age of seven, he experienced an unknown anaphylaxis reaction twice. When he was 8 years old, he ate a frankfurter containing hypoallergenic cochineal for the first time; cold sweat, intraoral discomfort, respiratory distress, and urticaria appeared throughout the body. His skin prick tests were positive, with a result of 2+to frankfurter and cochineal dyes (color value 0.1 and 0.01). In the immunoblot assay, binding of IgE...
Source: Arerugi - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Arerugi Source Type: research
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat peanut allergies in children on Friday, following an advisory committee vote of approval in September. The drug, Palforzia, can be used for children between 4 and 17 years old. It’s designed to minimize the incidence and severity of a child’s allergic reaction to peanuts, as even a small amount of exposure can be harmful to children with the allergy. Children are left attempting to avoid exposure to peanuts to avoid reactions. Though that will continue to be necessary with Palforzia, the risk of a reaction will be lessened, says ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Peanut Allergy Source Type: news
This study evaluates the relationship of PA to outcomes after open ventral hernia repair (OVHR).MethodsA prospective institutional database was queried for patients undergoing OVHR. Demographics, operative characteristics, and outcomes were evaluated by the reported PA and the administration of beta-lactam prophylaxis (BLP).ResultsAllergy histories were reviewed in 1178 patients. PA was reported in 21.6% of patients, with 55.5% reporting rash or hives, 15.0% airway compromise or anaphylaxis, and 29.5% no specific reaction. BLP was administered to 76.3% of patients, including 22.1% of PA patients and 89.9% of patients witho...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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