Vertebral, pelvic, and hip fracture risk in adults with severe atopic dermatitis
The immediate priority for clinicians managing patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) is treating the disease, particularly the constant itch and sleep disturbance, with its consequential disruption of both home and work life and association with low mood, poorer concentration, and productivity. However, long-term sequelae are important to consider and include those directly related to the atopic march (asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and food allergies), the consequences of having a chronic disease, and potential side effects of therapy, particularly topical corticosteroids.
DISCUSSION: Our case highlights how DIL should be on the differential when seemingly disparate symptoms develop in a patient receiving DIL-associated medications. Lupus is one of the "great imitators," in which symptoms can be ascribed to many different underlying causes. Although this patient's presentation may have been confounded by concomitant histoplasmosis, his improvement with cessation of hydralazine treatment argues in favor of DIL. His continued atypical serologic test results could be residual from his DIL and should normalize with time. However, it raises the question whether this bout of DIL has unma...
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Katarzyna Mycroft, Rafal Krenke, Katarzyna Gorska
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Joel P. Brooks, Cristine Radojicic, Marc A. Riedl, Scott D. Newcomer, Aleena Banerji, F. Ida Hsu
Publication date: Available online 2 April 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Yuliya Afinogenova, Tamar Rubin, Sagar Patel, Rachel Powell, Janina Gilo, Morgan Denno, Gary Soffer, Jason Lee, Louis Mendelson, Jeffrey Factor
Those on steroids because of known adrenal disease, and for more common ailments, may need additional'stress'doses of IV corticosteroids in the case of severe infection with COVID-19, endocrinologists urge.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: June 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 101Author(s): Benjamin A. Kennert, Timothy S. Harshorne, Sandra Kanouse, Carl Johnson
COVID-19 can cause a pneumonia-like lung infection, with a range of symptoms from mild or absent in some to life-threatening in others.
In his long career, Dr. Frankland helped legions of hay fever sneezers by publicizing pollen counts. Among his many patients was Saddam Hussein.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with intense itch and loss of sleep in early life and with food allergy and asthma, in later life. The early origins of AD are incompletely understood but involve a complex interplay between the skin barrier, immune dysregulation, and the cutaneous microbiome. Eczema has a close relationship with Staphylococcus aureus colonization, which is associated with flares of AD. However, it was not known whether S aureus colonization preceded eczema or eczema followed S aureus colonization.