Student who is allergic to WATER breaks out in rashes when she cries or sweats

Tessa Hansen-Smith, from California, suffers from aquagenic urticaria, an extremely rare condition thought to affect fewer than 100 people in the world.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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In this study, we bring forth updates in chronic urticaria approach, with a focus on our experience with anti-IgE therapy in different forms of chronic urticaria treated at the Allergy Department of the Professor Doctor Octavian Fodor Regional Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). PMID: 31798727 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Cozzani E, Herzum A, Burlando M, Parodi A Abstract Hepatotropic viral infections are a relevant global health problem and present multiple extrahepatic manifestations in addition to hepatic disease. Along with generic cutaneous symptoms correlated to the cholestatic liver disease that may arise during the infection, some cutaneous manifestations of hepatotropic viral infections are characteristic, enabling to suspect the underlying infection. This review will present the principal cutaneous manifestations of hepatotropic virus infection. Cutaneous manifestations are rare in HAV infections: these include ur...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Honey is safe for consumers. PMID: 31803779 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: J Arthropod Borne Dis Source Type: research
PMID: 31809603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Cutan Ocul Toxicol Source Type: research
Abstract In recent years, neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-lymphocyte ratio have been studied in many dermatological diseases as various parameters indicating inflammation, and found to be associated with disease activity, prognosis and spread of disease 2,3. In the present study, authors found a significant decrease in the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, platelet-lymphocyte ratio and C-Reactive Protein after omalizumab treatment. However, a limited number of patients had C-Reactive Protein levels. Since no correlation analysis was performed in the study, the significance of these results remains weak. Moreov...
Source: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Cutan Ocul Toxicol Source Type: research
AbstractAntihistamines are currently one of the most commonly administered categories of drugs. They are used to treat symptoms that are secondary to histamine release, which is typical of certain allergic conditions, including rhinitis, conjunctivitis, asthma, urticaria, and anaphylaxis. Cetirizine belongs to the second-generation family, so, it is very selective for peripheral H1 receptors, is potent and quickly relieves symptoms, exerts additional anti-allergic/anti-inflammatory effects, and is usually well-tolerated. It has been marketed 30  years ago. In these years, a remarkable body of evidence has been built...
Source: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe main pathology involved in chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) is immunological dysfunction which mainly adapts to the immune system of body. Pseudomonas aeruginosa-mannose-sensitive hemagglutinin (PA) is an inactivatedPseudomonas aeruginosa biological product which displays a broad immune regulatory effect. The current study was designed to explore the protective nature of PA as an immune regulator in CIU. The participants were randomly divided into CIU  + PA, CIU, control + PA and control group. lg E, anti FcεRI, anti IgE antibody, IL-4, IL-17, TGF-β1 and interferon-&ga...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is recurrent episodes of urticaria with or without angioedema for 6 weeks or longer due to unknown (nonphysical) causes.1 Although CSU tends to be self-limited in most patients, it has still been shown to markedly affect quality of life.1 The most recent data suggest a 0.5-1% 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 four times (4x) standard dosing of second-generation long-acting H1 antihistamines, short-acting H1 antihistamines, H2 antihistamines, and/or leuk...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
PMID: 31805358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
This study proposed to demonstrate the validity and reliability of the AAS in Asian patients. Accordingly, this study aimed to generate and validate the Thai version of the AAS and to characterize its reliability in Asian patients, specifically in Thailand. A structured translation was conducted with approval from the original authors. The Patient Global Assessment of Disease Activity (PGA-DA) was used as an instrument to compare with the Thai version of the AAS. In total, 86 patients with RAE participated in the study. Seventy-six (88%) patients had RAE with chronic spontaneous urticaria. The Thai AAS was found to be a va...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
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