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Yoon-Seok Chang

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 30;9(1):e10. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.

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January 2019
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Interleukin-10 is increased in successful drug desensitization regardless of the hypersensitivity reaction type.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 28;9(1):e9. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Division of Immunology and Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: Little is known about the mechanism of desensitization in hypersensitivity drug reactions.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of drug desensitization on some cytokine levels in patients desensitized for drug hypersensitivity reactions.

Methods: Patients with a hypersensitivity reaction to any drug for whom desensitization was planned with the culprit drug, patients who could tolerate the same drugs and healthy subjects who were not exposed to these drugs were enrolled. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365657PMC
January 2019

School-aged asthma children with high fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels and lung dysfunction are at high risk of prolonged lung dysfunction.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 24;9(1):e8. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Department of Surgery, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.

Background: Long-term management of bronchial asthma based on the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) value alone is not conclusive yet. Therefore, we combined FeNO testing and spirometry, a commonly used test in routine practice, to evaluate acute exacerbation and respiratory function in children with bronchial asthma.

Objective: We combined FeNO testing and spirometry, commonly used in routine practice, to evaluate acute exacerbations and respiratory function in children with bronchial asthma. Read More

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January 2019
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Omalizumab and unmet needs in severe asthma and allergic comorbidities in Japanese children.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 22;9(1):e7. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.

Childhood asthma is one condition within a family of allergic diseases, which includes allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy, among others. Omalizumab is an anti-IgE antibody therapy that was approved in Japan for children with asthma and added to the Japanese pediatric asthma guidelines in 2017. This review highlights the Japanese clinical perspectives in pediatric allergic asthma, and consideration for allergic comorbidities, and reflects on omalizumab clinical trials in progress to present comprehensive future opportunities. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365659PMC
January 2019
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Minimal clinically important difference for the rhinoconjunctivitis quality of life questionnaire in allergic rhinitis in Thai population.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 22;9(1):e6. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Division of Rhinology & Allergy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Clinical measurement of the severity of allergic rhinitis (AR) can be assessed by symptoms score and patient quality of life (QoL). The magnitude of change in both symptoms and patient QoL should be considered in the management of AR.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) in AR in Thai population. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365662PMC
January 2019
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Exposure to paraben and triclosan and allergic diseases in Tokyo: A pilot cross-sectional study.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 21;9(1):e5. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

Allergy Center, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Previous studies have reported that exposure to paraben (Pb) and triclosan (TCS) is associated with allergies. However, Pb and TCS exposure in the Japanese population is not fully understood.

Objectives: The present study was aimed to examine such exposure among Japanese individuals with allergic diseases. Read More

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January 2019
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Human and disease models to study food allergy.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 15;9(1):e4. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Food allergy is a growing global public health concern. As treatment strategies are currently limited to allergen avoidance and emergency interventions, there is an increasing demand for appropriate models of food allergy for the development of new therapeutics. Many models of food allergy rely heavily on the use of animals, and while useful, many are unable to accurately reflect the human system. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365658PMC
January 2019
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A case of anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia presenting with pyrexia, atopic eczema, and food allergy.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 14;9(1):e3. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.

Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (AED) is a rare hereditary disorder with a triad of sparse hair, dental hypoplasia, and anhidrosis. Here we report a case of AED with food allergy and atopic eczema. The patient was a 11-month-old boy admitted to our hospital with pyrexia for 2 weeks. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365661PMC
January 2019
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Allergy to carminic acid: evidence of involvement of protein-binding hapten.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 14;9(1):e2. Epub 2019 Jan 14.

Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergology, Department of Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

We previously described a rare case of anaphylaxis presumably induced by carminic acid in cochineal dye used as a food additive. In this study, highly pure carminic acid was added to an albumin-containing buffer at various concentrations, followed by serial dilution. Varying the mixing ratio of carminic acid and albumin affected the extent of histamine release from passively sensitized basophils. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365656PMC
January 2019
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Efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy: a pilot study in Singaporean children.

Asia Pac Allergy 2019 Jan 29;9(1):e1. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077.

Background: Peanut allergy is an increasing problem in Singapore and strict avoidance is difficult as peanut is ubiquitous in Asian cuisine.

Objective: We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of peanut oral immunotherapy (OIT) in children with obvious peanut allergy in Singapore.

Methods: This was an open-label study of peanut OIT in children living in Singapore, with 2 weekly dose escalation until final maintenance dose of 3,000 mg of peanut protein and a maintenance phase of 12 months. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6365660PMC
January 2019
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: A great platform for allergy.

Authors:
Yoon-Seok Chang

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 30;8(4):e42. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam 13620, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209599PMC
October 2018

A clinician's reference guide for the management of atopic dermatitis in Asians.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 29;8(4):e41. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition among Asians. Recent studies have shown that Asian AD has a unique clinical and immunologic phenotype compared with European/American AD.

Objective: The Asian Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Expert Panel on Atopic Dermatitis developed this reference guide to provide a holistic and evidence-based approach in managing AD among Asians. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209602PMC
October 2018
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Evaluation of the left venticular systolic function with the measurement of global longitudinal strain by Speckle tracking echocardiography in anaphylaxis.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 24;8(4):e40. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Background: It is not known how cardiac functions are affected during anaphylaxis.

Objective: Our aim was to measure the cardiac functions shortly after an anaphylaxis attack using a new technique that detects subclinical left ventricular dysfunction.

Methods: Patients in our hospital who experienced anaphylaxis and urticaria (control group) due to any cause were included in the study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209598PMC
October 2018
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Evaluation of skin prick test to screen dust mite sensitization in chronic respiratory diseases in Southern Vietnam.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 23;8(4):e39. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Laboratory of Immunology, Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: In the view of the epidemic growth of sensitization to indoor allergens in Southern Vietnam, there is a requirement to screen large population.

Objective: To evaluate skin prick tests (SPTs) as predictors of positive specific IgE (sIgE) to dust allergens, among patients with chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs).

Methods: The sensitization to (Blo t), (Der p), and allergens (Bla g) were evaluated among 610 CRD, both SPT (≥4 mm) and sIgE by immuno-CAP (≥0. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209603PMC
October 2018
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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug hypersensitivity in the Asia-Pacific.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 23;8(4):e38. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) are often nonimmunologically mediated reactions which present with immediate HSR type manifestations. These are mediated by cyclooxygenase inhibition resulting in shunting towards the excessive production of leukotrienes. Important disease associations include asthma, nasal polyposis, and chronic spontaneous urticaria, especially among adults. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209595PMC
October 2018
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A pediatric case of anaphylactic shock induced by tipepidine hibenzate (Asverin).

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 18;8(4):e37. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Pediatrics, Chiba Kaihin Municipal Hospital, Chiba 261-0012, Japan.

Tipepidine hibenzate (Asverin) is commonly used as an antitussive drug for acute and chronic cough in various age groups and is generally safe and well-tolerated. However, we experienced a case of tipepidine hibenzate-induced anaphylactic shock in a 1-year-old boy. After ingesting cold medication including tipepidine hibenzate, the patient presented with generalized erythema and urticaria, swollen face, coughing, wheezing and vomiting, together with hypotension and a decreased level of consciousness. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209596PMC
October 2018
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Cow's Milk-related Symptom Score as a predictive tool for cow's milk allergy in Indian children aged 0-24 months.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 17;8(4):e36. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Medical and Scientific Affairs, Nestle Nutrition, South Asia Region, Nestlé India Ltd., Gurgaon 122 002, India.

Background: Cow's milk protein causes an unfavorable and unwanted reaction in some individuals called cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). It is more often imprecise and easily missed in primary care settings. Cow's Milk-related Symptom Score (CoMiSS) was developed as a screening and awareness tool to suggest the presence of CMPA using general, dermatological, gastrointestinal, and respiratory symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5415/apallergy.2018.8.e36DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209601PMC
October 2018
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Food consumption and the risk of childhood allergy.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 16;8(4):e35. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta.

Background: The prevalence of allergic conditions is increasing in most countries. One possible explanation may be childhood nutrition.

Objective: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between consumption of pre-specified types of food in school-aged children and presence of respiratory and allergic symptoms. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209597PMC
October 2018
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Growth of children with food allergies in Singapore.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 11;8(4):e34. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Allergy Service, Department of Paediatric Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore 229899.

Background: Although it is known that children with food allergies are at risk of impaired growth, this has not been well studied in South-East Asia.

Objective: The aim of this cross-sectional study is to survey the growth of children with food allergies in Singapore and the factors impacting it.

Methods: Anthropometric data, demographic data, type of food allergy, foods eliminated, and atopic comorbidities were recorded. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209600PMC
October 2018
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Residential NO exposure is associated with urgent healthcare use in a thunderstorm asthma cohort.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Oct 10;8(4):e33. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Monash School of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia.

Background: There is increasing interest in the role of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in allergic airway diseases. Few studies investigate the relationship between TRAP exposure and acute exacerbations of asthma.

Objective: The 2016 Melbourne thunderstorm asthma epidemic provided an opportunity to investigate the relationship between proxies of TRAP exposure and asthma exacerbation requiring urgent healthcare in the previous 12 months. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209594PMC
October 2018
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In this July.

Authors:
Yoon-Seok Chang

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 27;8(3):e32. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam 13620, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073177PMC
July 2018
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A novel Australian tick () inducing mammalian meat allergy after tick bite.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 26;8(3):e31. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

Tick-induced Allergies Research and Awareness Centre, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia.

Tick-induced mammalian meat allergy has become an emergent allergy world-wide after van Nunen et al. first described the association between tick bites and the development of mammalian meat allergy in 2007. Cases of mammalian meat allergy have now been reported on all 6 continents where humans are bitten by ticks, in 17 countries - Australia, United States of America (USA), Europe (France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, and Norway), Asia (Korea and Japan), Central America (Panama), South America (Brazil), and Africa (South Africa and Ivory Coast). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073180PMC
July 2018
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Multiple food allergy - unexpected culprits.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 24;8(3):e30. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Hospital de Santa Maria - Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal.

Food allergy has an estimated prevalence of 6%-8% in children. Meat allergy and multiple food allergy due to sensitization to cross-reactive components in infancy is, however, less frequent. A 5-year-old girl was referred to our department with a multiple food allergy history. Read More

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July 2018
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Cashew nut allergy in Singaporean children.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 23;8(3):e29. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Allergy Service, Department of Paediatric Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Background: There has been an increasing trend of nut allergies in Singapore.

Objective: The aim of this study was to review the clinical characteristics of children with cashew nut allergy.

Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted in a tertiary paediatric referral centre in Singapore from 2008 to 2015. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073184PMC

Cow's milk oral immunotherapy in real life: 8-year long-term follow-up study.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 23;8(3):e28. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Immunoallergy Department, CUF Descobertas Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal.

Background: Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been recognized as a promising treatment for severe and long-lasting cow's milk (CM) allergy. Once maintenance has been achieved, patients should maintain daily intake of CM to ensure desensitization. Clinical experience concerning long-term follow-up is scarce. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073178PMC
July 2018
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Electrophysiological assessment of the concentration and attention in patient with nasal polyposis.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 18;8(3):e27. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Neurology, Acibadem Kayseri Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

Background: Nasal polyposis is a chronic disease presenting with nasal obstruction as the most frequent complaint. It has been documented that nasal polyposis results in deterioration of quality of life and disturbances of sleep. However, remarkable consequences of nasal polyposis such as psychological and cognitive outcomes are relatively poorly studied. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073176PMC
July 2018
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An unusual dual hypersensitivity reaction to moxifloxacin in a patient.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 17;8(3):e26. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Division of Immunology and Allergic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Both immediate and nonimmediate type hypersensitivity reactions (HRs) with a single dose of quinolone in the same patient have not been previously reported. A 47-year-old female patient referred to us because of the history of a nonimmediate type HR to radio contrast agent and immediate type HR to clarithromycin. She experienced anaphylaxis in minutes after the second dose of 50 mg when she was provocated with moxifloxacin. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073183PMC
July 2018
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Aeroallergen sensitization and associated comorbid diseases of an adult Filipino population with allergic rhinitis.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 17;8(3):e25. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, St. Luke's Medical Center-Quezon City, Quezon City 1112, the Philippines.

Background: There is a large global variation in sensitization patterns to aeroallergens due to differences in climate, urbanization, and lifestyle. Knowledge of the most common inhalant allergens is important for appropriate prevention and management of allergic rhinitis (AR).

Objective: This study aims to provide data on aeroallergen sensitization patterns and associated comorbid diseases of adult Filipinos with AR. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073179PMC
July 2018
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Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis - pathophysiology, histology, diagnosis, and treatment.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 16;8(3):e24. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Clinical Research Center, National Hospital Organization Tokyo National Hospital, Tokyo 152-8902, Japan.

Allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis (ABPM) develops mainly in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis via types I and III hypersensitivity reactions to filamentous fungi. spp., especially , is the major causative fungus because of its small conidia, thermophilic hyphae, and ability to secrete serine proteases. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073182PMC
July 2018
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Influence of oral care on fractional exhaled nitric oxide.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jul 4;8(3):e23. Epub 2018 Jul 4.

Department of Pulmonology, National Hospital Organization Disaster Medical Center, Tokyo 190-0014, Japan.

Background: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is an indicator of bronchial inflammation in asthma patients. However, nitric oxide is also produced in the oral cavity, with production depending on the local anaerobic flora and intraoral acidity.

Objective: To evaluate the influence of oral care on measurement of FeNO, to investigate the influence of sleep when the oral environment changes dramatically, and to assess the impact of oral care on FeNO in the real clinical setting. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6073185PMC

Erratum: Correction of Figure 1: The asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome in tertiary care setting Thailand.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 21;8(2):e11. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

[This corrects the article on p. 227 in vol. 7, PMID: 29094021. Read More

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Spring and allergy.

Authors:
Yoon-Seok Chang

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 30;8(2):e22. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam 13620, Korea.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5931929PMC
April 2018
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Oral food challenges: result of a 16-year experience at a major teaching hospital in Thailand.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 27;8(2):e21. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Prevalence of food allergy is increasing all over the world including in Asia. Diagnosis of food allergy in Asia is usually made after family complaints or by elimination and/or reintroduction foods. This could lead to an inaccurate diagnosis and to incorrect information on epidemiology of food allergy. Read More

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Histologic improvement after 6 weeks of dietary elimination for eosinophilic esophagitis may be insufficient to determine efficacy.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 25;8(2):e20. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Background: Elimination diets are used to treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), with success (remission) defined at endoscopy and oesophageal biopsy as fewer than 15 eosinophils per high power field (HPF). Response is assessed after 6 weeks of treatment by convention, but we have observed that this period of time may be insufficient.

Objective: To characterise a subset of patients with EoE who require prolonged (>6 weeks) of dietary therapy to achieve histologic remission. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5931927PMC

Self-reported prevalence of clinical features of allergy to nuts and seeds, and seafood in university students.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 25;8(2):e19. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Servicio de Alergia e Inmunología Clínica, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara "Dr. Juan I. Menchaca", Jalisco 44340, México.

Background: In developing countries, there is a lack of epidemiological information related to food hypersensitivity, including nuts and seafood.

Objective: The aim was to determine the prevalence of allergic reactions and clinical manifestations associated with the consumption of nuts and seeds or seafood in university students.

Methods: We designed an observational cross-sectional study. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5931926PMC
April 2018
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Shellfish/crustacean oral allergy syndrome among national service pre-enlistees in Singapore.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 24;8(2):e18. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore 308433.

Background: All Singaporean males undergo medical screening prior to compulsory military service. A history of possible food allergy may require referral to a specialist Allergy clinic to ensure that special dietary needs can be taken into account during field training and deployment.

Objective: To study the pattern of food allergy among pre-enlistees who were referred to a specialist allergy clinic to work up suspected food allergy. Read More

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April 2018
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Skin prick test reactivity to aeroallergens in adult allergy clinic in Thailand: a 12-year retrospective study.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 24;8(2):e17. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Division of Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

Background: The global prevalence of allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis has risen significantly over the last 2 decades. Allergic sensitization to aeroallergen is a major risk factor in developing the allergic disease. The prevalence of aeroallergen sensitization varies in different regions and countries. Read More

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April 2018
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Prevalence of β-agonist inhalation for outpatients in a pediatric emergency center during enterovirus D68 epidemic.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 18;8(2):e16. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

Baba Children Clinic, Saga, Japan.

Background: Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been reported to have caused severe bronchial asthma attacks and hospitalization epidemics in Japan in September 2015.

Objective: To investigate the prevalence of β-agonist inhalation in a pediatric emergency center during a period of increased hospitalization for bronchial asthma, which was suggested to be associated with EV-D68.

Methods: We investigated the prevalence of β-agonist inhalation in a pediatric emergency center in Saga city, Japan, from April 2013 to October 2015, and also clarified the trends in bronchial asthma hospitalization in the same area during that time. Read More

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April 2018
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Venom allergy, risk factors for systemic reactions and the knowledge levels among Turkish beekeepers.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 11;8(2):e15. Epub 2018 Apr 11.

Section of Immunology and Allergy Diseases, Department of Chest Diseases, Medical Faculty, Uludağ University, Bursa 16110, Turkey.

Background: Allergic reactions developing after bee sting can be severe and life-threatening. According to epidemiological data, serious systemic reactions range between 1.2%-3%, and this is 2-3 times higher (6%) in beekeeping. Read More

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April 2018
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Novel strategies in immunotherapy for allergic diseases.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 9;8(2):e14. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Health System, Singapore 119229.

Conventional immunotherapy (IT) for optimal control of respiratory and food allergies has been fraught with concerns of efficacy, safety, and tolerability. The development of adjuvants to conventional IT has potentially increased the effectiveness and safety of allergen IT, which may translate into improved clinical outcomes and sustained unresponsiveness even after cessation of therapy. Novel strategies incorporating the successful use of adjuvants such as allergoids, immunostimulatory DNA sequences, monoclonal antibodies, carriers, recombinant proteins, and probiotics have now been described in clinical and murine studies. Read More

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April 2018
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An unusual case of infant seizures with anaphylaxis to wheat.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Apr 3;8(2):e13. Epub 2018 Mar 3.

Allergy Service, Department of Paediatric Medicine, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore 229899.

Wheat allergy is one of the commonest food allergies in childhood and it typically presents with IgE mediated reactions, including anaphylaxis. Seizures are not typically reported to be a direct manifestation of anaphylaxis, though it can occur secondary to hypoxia following significant haemodynamic compromise. We describe a case of a previously well infant, who presented with anaphylactic shock to wheat and responded well to the initial management, but subsequently developed a cluster of brief generalised tonic clonic seizures without any ongoing haemodynamic instability. Read More

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April 2018
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Accuracy of serum-specific IgE test with microfluidic array enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for diagnosing inhalant allergen sensitization in asthma and/or rhinitis allergy patients in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 30;8(1):e10. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital, Jakarta 10430, Indonesia.

Background: Asthma and allergic rhinitis are a global health burden. Inhalant allergens worsen the symptoms and clinical manifestations of asthma and allergic rhinitis. Skin prick test is the gold standard for diagnosing allergen sensitization but is associated with some limitations. Read More

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January 2018
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A whole new world: online-only.

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Yoon-Seok Chang

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 30;8(1):e9. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam 13620, Korea.

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January 2018
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Time trends of the prevalence of allergic diseases in Korea: A systematic literature review.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 29;8(1):e8. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, Korea.

The prevalence of allergic diseases has increased dramatically in recent decades, and are now considered major chronic diseases at the global level. The increasing burden of allergic diseases has led to numerous worldwide and local researchers to investigate the time trends in its prevalence and identify its driving factors. Environmental changes such as urbanization and industrialization have been suggested to explain the increasing prevalence, but recent reports from Western countries suggest that this prevalence has reached a plateau or even possibly, started to decrease. Read More

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January 2018
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The International Study of the Allergic Rhinitis Survey: outcomes from 4 geographical regions.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 25;8(1):e7. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy.

Background: Allergic rhinitis (AR) is a global health problem and is characterised by one or more symptoms, including sneezing, itching, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea.

Objective: We investigated the features of AR and the physician's approach to the management of AR patients in four geographical regions.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, a questionnaire survey concerning AR was completed by Honorary and Corresponding Members of the Italian Society of Rhinology from different countries among 4 world geographical regions-Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Read More

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January 2018
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Changes in basophil activation during immunotherapy with house dust mite and mugwort in patients with allergic rhinitis.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 24;8(1):e6. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 03080, Korea.

Background: The basophil activation test (BAT) is a promising tool for monitoring allergen-specific immunotherapy responses.

Objective: We aimed to investigate the changes in basophil activation in response to the inhalant allergens of house dust mite (HDM) and mugwort pollen during immunotherapy in patients with allergic rhinitis.

Methods: We enrolled patients with allergic rhinitis who were to receive subcutaneous immunotherapy for the inhalant allergens HDM or mugwort. Read More

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January 2018
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Optimal control of asthma improved eosinophilic otitis media.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 24;8(1):e5. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

First Department of Medicine, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan.

Background: Eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) is often associated with comorbid asthma. The middle ear cavity is part of the upper airway. Therefore, EOM and asthma can be considered to be a crucial part of the "one airway, one disease" phenomenon. Read More

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January 2018
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Identification of a thermal stable allergen in yam () to cause anaphylaxis.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 12;8(1):e4. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Department of Allergy, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College; Beijing Key Laboratory of Precise Diagnosis; Key Laboratory of Clinical Immunology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730, China.

Yam () is commonly consumed in East Asia, but allergic reaction to this plant food is rare. To date, there is no report of anaphylactic reaction after ingestion of cooked yam. We described 3 cases with anaphylaxis after eating boiled yam and 1 present with oral allergy syndrome as well. Read More

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January 2018
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Jellyfish ingestion was safe for patients with crustaceans, cephalopods, and fish allergy.

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 10;8(1):e3. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Serviço de Imunoalergologia, Centro Hospitalar São João, Alameda Prof Hernâni Monteiro, 4200-319 Porto, Portugal.

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January 2018
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Combination of omalizumab and bee venom immunotherapy: does it work?

Asia Pac Allergy 2018 Jan 9;8(1):e2. Epub 2018 Jan 9.

Division of Immunology and Allergy, Department of Chest Diseases, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.

Bee venom immunotherapy (b-VIT) can be combined with omalizumab therapy in order to suppress systemic reactions developing due to b-VIT itself. Omalizumab acts as a premedication and gains time for the immunotherapy to develop its immunomodulatory effects. However, the combination of omalizumab and b-VIT is not always effective enough. Read More

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January 2018
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