Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens
SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. " What many people don't...
Asthma risk also increased with maternal history of miscarriages at 12 weeks or earlier
(Children's National Health System) A small percentage of women said they consumed fewer allergens during pregnancy to stave off food allergies in their newborns, according to preliminary research Karen Robbins, M.D., presented during the American College of Asthma Allergy and Immunology 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Peter Capucilli, Katie Kennedy, Ashley M. Kazatsky, Antonella Cianferoni, Jonathan M. SpergelabstractClinical ImplicationsPectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide previously associated with occupational asthma and only rare accounts of allergy. Few case reports, however, suggest that pectin may contribute to atypical or idiopathic food reactions, particularly in patients with IgE-mediated allergy to tree nuts.
Conclusion: DP-SCIT may be of clinical benefit to patients with IgE sensitizations to both DP and BT. DP-SCIT induces IgG4 that cross-react with BT allergens.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
Abstract Asthma and allergy affect hundreds of millions of people from childhood to old age. In most of them, the inflammatory process of respiratory allergies involves the participation of type 2 cytokines, derived from T helper-2 (Th2)-cell, and Group 2 Innate Lymphoid (ILC2) Cells. An efficient memory Th2 cell response is dependent on IL-13 produced by ILC2s, causing allergic lung inflammation and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin E. ILC2 cells are derived from common lymphoid progenitors and their growing depends on the transcription factor RORA. The aim of this work was to identify genetic variants in R...
[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans with respiratory diseases or conditions such as asthma or allergies are at increased risk of severe attacks due to the sudden change in weather, currently marked by significant drop in temperatures, experts said yesterday.
In the last two decades allergic diseases have seen a rise worldwide with children suffering the highest burden of the condition(1). Food allergies, eczema and asthma are the most common allergic disorders in children(1-2). The increasing burden of allergic conditions is an important public health concern and understanding how to prevent the development of allergic diseases is a vital area of research.
Eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is a rare and severe disease that belongs to the group of pulmonary eosinophilias (PE). There are two clinical presentations: chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) and acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP). In 1989, Allen et al. described the first case of AEP. 1 Many causes of AEP have been described, although the idiopathic form is the most common.3 We herein present a case of AEP probably due to piperacillin/tazobactam (P/T).
The incidence of IgE sensitization and associated diseases has been on the rise since the late 19th century reaching epidemic proportions in the current era.1 This increase has occurred over just four generations, a rate that far exceeds the rate at which genetics alone could account for the change. Explaining the cause for this epidemic has proven to be a challenge for epidemiologists, scientists and clinical researchers alike. In 1980, David Strachan proposed the well-known “hygiene hypothesis” which proposed that the increase in hay fever and eczema was a result of the decrease in “opportunity for cros...
Asthma was first described by Hippocrates as a disease of breathlessness, potentially caused by emotional distress1. The 17th century writings of Sir John Floyer describe bronchial constriction and the concepts of attacks and triggers2. In the 20th century, mounting evidence led to the characterization of asthma as an inflammatory condition2. Asthma symptoms were recognized as narrowing of the airways with distinctive sputum and swelling of the bronchial mucous membranes, triggered by a variety of circumstances or exposures that stimulate immune cells2.