Significance of spirometry lung examination and complete blood count values in patients with asthma, chronic urticaria and Hymenoptera venom allergy

Introduction: In differential diagnosis of allergic diseases, such as asthma, chronic urticaria (CU) and Hymenoptera venom allergy (HVA), the complete blood count (CBC) and spirometry are one of the crucial examinations.Aims and Objectives: To assess the blood lymphocytes, monocytes, basophiles and neutrophils and spirometry parameters in patients with asthma, CU and HVA in comparison to healthy subjects.Methods: The study involved 48 patients with asthma, 19 with CU, 12 with HVA and 17 healthy individuals. Participants had a spirometry and CBC examinations performed.Results: The absolute values of neutrophils were highest in healthy subjects (4,8 G/L). Basophiles and monocytes were highest in asthma (0,06 G/L and 0,59 G/L) while lymphocytes in HVA (2,81 G/L). These parameters were not significantly different in neither of groups in comparison to healthy subjects. However, the Neutrophile% values were significantly lower and Limphocyte% were significantly higher in HVA than in healthy subjects (41,5 % vs 67,0%, p=0,01 and 45,72% vs 24,9%, p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research

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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) involves recurrent episodes of urticaria with or without angioedema for 6 weeks or longer from unknown (nonphysical) causes.1 Although CSU tends to be self-limited in most patients, it still markedly affects quality of life.1 The most recent data suggest a 0.5% to 1% prevalence of CSU in the general population.2 The trigger for CSU is often not known, but there is an association with autoimmune disease.3-5 The treatment includes up to 4 times the standard dosing of second-generation long-acting histamine1 (H1) –antihistamines, short-acting H1-antihistamines, histamine2 (H2)–a...
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
Conclusions: Among the analysed groups, patients with asthma reached highest BDI score and trait and state anxiety levels. An interesting phenomenon observed in this study, which need further examination, are higher BDI scores in healthy individuals than in CU and HVA groups.This study was financially supported by a grant from Medical University of Lodz (no.564/1-000-00/564-20-026)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Allergy and immunology Source Type: research
AbstractThe European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) supports three journals: Allergy, Paediatric Allergy and Immunology as well as Clinical and Translational Allergy. The major goals of EAACI include (i) supporting health promotion in which the  prevention of allergy and asthma plays a critical role and (ii) disseminating the knowledge of allergy to all stakeholders including the EAACI junior members. Substantial progress was made in 2018 in the identification of basic mechanisms of atopic dermatitis and urticaria and the translation of t hese mechanisms into clinics. Many large epidemiologic studi...
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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