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Characterization of Patients with Ibuprofen Hypersensitivity.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2018 Dec 13:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario,

Background: Ibuprofen is the most frequently used over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in North America. While it has been commonly implicated in drug-induced hypersensitivity reactions, there is limited literature specifically on ibuprofen hypersensitivity.

Objectives: To characterize the demographics and clinical course of hypersensitivity reactions in a cohort of patients with ibuprofen allergy. Read More

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December 2018

Effective Ibuprofen Desensitization in a Patient with Myopericarditis.

Pharmacology 2018 Dec 13;103(3-4):111-113. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Internal Medicine, Allergy Unit, Rimini Hospital, Azienda Sanitaria Romagna, Rimini, Italy.

To date, aspirin desensitization is employed with patients with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) exacerbated respiratory diseases (NERD) or with aspirin or NSAIDs hypersensitive patients needing a stent procedure for coronary artery disease. On the other hand, few data exist regarding aspirin desensitization in other cardiological features and particularly we haven't data on different NSAIDs desensitization. Only for NERD patients we have data on ketorolac use. Read More

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December 2018

Identification and validation of differentially expressed proteins in serum of CSU patients with different duration of wheals using an iTRAQ labeling, 2D-LC-MS/MS.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 1;16(6):4527-4536. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Dermatology, Pudong New Area People's Hospital, Shanghai 201299, P.R. China.

Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is one of the most common types of chronic urticaria (CU), with symptoms that recur easily, migrate and are refractory. It is unclear whether association between the differentiation of protein expression levels in the serum of CSU patients and the different duration of wheals exists. In the present study the samples were divided according to the duration of the wheals into group A (wheal duration <2 h) and group B (wheal duration 12-24 h). Read More

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December 2018

[JAPANESE GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF URTICARIA 2018].

Authors:
Michihiro Hide

Arerugi 2018 ;67(10):1394-1398

Department of Dermatology, Institute of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University.

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January 2018

Evaluation of platelet parameters and neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio during omalizumab treatment in patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria

Turk J Med Sci 2018 12 12;48(6):1255-1262. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Health Sciences University, Kayseri Health Training and Research Center, Kayseri, Turkey

Background/aim: Spontaneous wheals and/or angioedema lasting longer than six weeks are described as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Omalizumab is used for the treatment of antihistamine-resistant CSU. The neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet– lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet distribution width (PDW) are considered important indicators of inflammation and platelet activation in chronic diseases. Read More

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December 2018

Contact urticaria with anaphylaxis to chlorocresol, chloroxylenol and thiourea.

Contact Dermatitis 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, Canterbury, UK.

Contact urticaria (CU) is defined as an immediate wheal-and-flare skin reaction following direct contact with a protein or chemical agent . CU has been described in association with numerous chemicals, including preservatives, antiseptics, fragrances and medicaments . CU syndrome ranges from localised urticaria (stage 1) to anaphylactoid reactions with shock (stage 4) . Read More

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December 2018

Cefuroxime-induced anaphylaxis with prominent central nervous system manifestations: A case report.

J Int Med Res 2018 Dec 7:300060518814118. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

1 Department of Allergy, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Wangfujing, Beijing, China.

Cefuroxime is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic that causes immediate hypersensitivity reactions, ranging from mild urticaria to severe anaphylactic shock. Anaphylactic reactions typically involve multiple systems, most notably, the skin and the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Here, we report the unusual case of a patient who presented with oral cefuroxime-induced anaphylaxis with prominent neurologic manifestations. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis of Anti-C1q Autoantibodies by Western Blot.

Methods Mol Biol 2019 ;1901:183-189

Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Region Skåne, Sweden.

Anti-C1q autoantibodies may be found in many conditions, most commonly in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS), and are diagnostic markers as well as disease activity markers in lupus nephritis. Sera from patients with SLE and HUVS show partly distinct autoantibody reactivities to separated protein chains B and C of the first component of complement, C1q. These different binding specificities can be detected by Western blot analysis of the autoantibodies under reducing conditions. Read More

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January 2019

Anaphylactic shock associated with intravenous amiodarone.

J Cardiol Cases 2014 Feb 12;9(2):61-62. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiology, Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our emergency department with shortness of breath and palpitation which started 2 h before her admission. She had a history of rheumatic mitral valve disease and was on drug treatment with warfarin and metoprolol. The patient was orthopneic, blood pressure was 108/68 mmHg with an irregular pulse with a heart rate of 158 beats per minute, and respiratory rate was 23 times per minute. Read More

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Relationship between vitamin D and chronic spontaneous urticaria: a systematic review.

Clin Transl Allergy 2018 4;8:51. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

2Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Vitamin D has been reported to be associated with many allergic diseases. There are a limited number of the studies of vitamin D supplementation in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). This study aims to study the relationship between vitamin D and CSU in terms of serum vitamin D levels, and the outcomes of vitamin D supplementation. Read More

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December 2018
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Tranexamic Acid for Adults with Melasma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Biomed Res Int 2018 6;2018:1683414. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Zhejiang Hospital, Hangzhou 310013, China.

Objective: Melasma is a highly prevalent, chronic, and pigmentary disorder. This systematic review aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid (TA) for the treatment of adults with melasma.

Methods: We independently searched 3 databases from beginning to 26 April, 2018. Read More

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November 2018

Therapeutic patient education improves knowledge and skills for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Eur J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department, Lyon Sud University Hospital, Hospices civils de Lyon, France, CIRI, Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, Univ Lyon, Inserm, U111, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR5308, ENS de Lyon, F-69007, Lyon, France.

Therapeutic patient education (TPE) allows patients to better understand their disease and cope with treatment. TPE programmes have not yet been evaluated for chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). To investigate the cognitive and behavioural impact of TPE on CSU patients. Read More

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December 2018

d-dimer as a potential blood biomarker for disease activity and treatment response in chronic urticaria: a focused review.

Eur J Dermatol 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Bispebjerg Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Copenhagen, Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Center for Medical Research Methodology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chronic urticaria is an itchy skin disease, which is treated with antihistamines; however, a large group of patients are unresponsive to antihistamines alone and are thus treated with omalizumab, although a small fraction of these patients have particularly recalcitrant disease. Currently, there are no reliable biomarkers available to assess disease activity/severity and treatment response in chronic urticaria patients. However, it has been reported that high levels of D-dimer are observed during disease activity and are significantly reduced during periods of remission. Read More

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December 2018

Successful treatment of four types of chronic urticaria with anti-IgE omalizumab in the same patient.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, School and Chair of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, University of Bari - Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy.

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December 2018

Evaluation of the possible use of genus Mentha derived essential oils in the prevention of SENLAT syndrome caused by Rickettsia slovaca.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Biomedical Research Center, Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 05 Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Essential oils and essential oil bearing medicinal and culinary plants have a long tradition of being used to combat infection, treat various conditions, and promote and restore health. Mint oils are traditionally applied to repel insects and treat various conditions including wounds, skin infections, inflammation, eczema, urticaria, psoriasis, scabies and insect bites. They are among essential oils promoted as a natural way to prevent tick-borne diseases and recommended as ingredients in various homemade repellent mixtures and tick-bite treatments. Read More

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December 2018

Urticaria control test might misevaluate disease control in particular patients treated with omalizumab.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

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

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December 2018

The Urticaria Control Test and Urticaria Activity Score correlate with quality of life in adult Japanese patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria.

Allergol Int 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Related, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 650-0017, Japan.

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December 2018
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Intraprocedure Type II Kounis Syndrome Secondary to Radioiodine Contrast During Coronary Angiography.

Can J Cardiol 2018 Dec 24;34(12):1688.e1-1688.e3. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Cardiology, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.

An 83-year-old man with a previous right coronary artery (RCA) stent presented to the emergency department with syncope, dynamic lateral ST depression, and a serum troponin of 6148 ng/L (< 17). Coronary angiography revealed a patent proximal RCA stent and significant left-sided disease. The procedure was complicated by inferior ST elevation, urticaria, hypotension, and acute proximal RCA occlusion. Read More

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December 2018

Omalizumab treatment in patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria: consideration from real-life experience in Italy.

Authors:
Riccardo Asero

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Dec 7:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

a Ambulatorio di Allergologia, Clinica San Carlo, Paderno Dugnano, Milan, Italy.

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December 2018

Schnitzler's syndrome: A female elderly case presenting intractable non-pruritic febrile urticarial rush.

Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Department of Dermatology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Schnitzler's syndrome is an acquired autoinflammatory disease characterized by chronic urticarial rash and monoclonal gammopathy (predominantly IgM type). A 75-year-old Japanese woman complained of high fever and non-pruritic urticarial rash appearing almost every day for 3 years. Her abnormal laboratory data included leukocytosis and neutrophilia with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level. Read More

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December 2018

Medication used to control symptoms of chronic urticaria in children.

Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

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

Background: A number of guidelines for management of CU were established based on evidences in adults. In children, the response to CU treatment was not widely studied.

Objective: To investigate the medications used to control symptoms of CU in children and to identify factors associated with time to control CU. Read More

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December 2018

The Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis and Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria are Associated with Parental Socioeconomic Status in Adolescents in China.

Acta Derm Venereol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, Xiangya Hospital, 410008 Changsha, China.

The association of atopic dermatitis and chronic spontaneous urticaria with socioeconomic status has been little studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of skin diseases and their association with socioeconomic status in adolescents in China. A cross-sectional study was conducted at a comprehensive university. Read More

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December 2018
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Real life management of chronic urticaria: Multicenter and cross sectional study on patients and dermatologists in Iran.

Dermatol Ther 2018 Dec 5:e12796. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Farabi Building, Shamsabad Street, Isfahan, Iran.

Recently, advances in understanding the etiology of urticaria and updates of diagnostic and therapeutic management guidelines have drawn attention to chronic urticaria (CU) morbidity. The present study aimed to evaluate Iranian dermatologists' practice and real life management of CU patients. A total of 35 dermatologists and 443 patients were included in the study. Read More

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December 2018
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Unexpected photosensitivity - a patient with dermatomyositis and concomitant solar urticaria.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dept. of Dermatology and Allergy Biederstein, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.

Dermatomyositis (DM) is a connective tissue disease with rare incidence, characterized by progressive muscle weakness and typical cutaneous manifestations. Its pathogenesis is still incompletely understood, but next to genetic predisposition environmental factors seem to be implicated in the development of DM (1). Photosensitivity is one important factor for the onset and exacerbation of DM, which is corroborated by the distribution of the cutaneous features on sun-exposed areas and disease photoaggravation (2,3). Read More

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December 2018

Solar Angioedema: A report of a patient and a review of literature.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA.

Solar angioedema is a rare photodermatosis, with only 11 reported patients worldwide. Patients develop facial (predominately eyelids, lips) and/or acral swelling hours after sun exposure, especially while on vacation to tropical areas. Management includes photoprotection and sun avoidance; preemptive antihistamines have been tried with minimal effect. Read More

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December 2018
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Water-related dermatoses.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Dec 2. Epub 2018 Dec 2.

Department of Dermatology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

Water-related dermatoses are a spectrum of diseases that are associated with water exposure. They result either from the direct influence of water or after injury from water inhabitants. In this review, clinical entities that manifest after water exposure (aquagenic pruritus, aquagenic urticaria, and aquagenic wrinkling of the palms) will be discussed with particular focus on the reported pathogenesis. Read More

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December 2018
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[Classification and pathophysiology of angioedema].

Hautarzt 2018 Nov 30. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Klinik für Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin, Deutschland.

Background: The classification of angioedema in daily clinical practice is often challenging.

Objectives: The goal is to review the most recent classification of angioedema and to discuss the underlying pathology.

Materials And Methods: Current guidelines and research on the pathophysiology and classification of angioedema were evaluated. Read More

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November 2018
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Self-reported hypersensitivity and allergy to foods amongst Mexican adolescents: Prevalence and associated factors.

Allergol Immunopathol (Madr) 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Médicas, Estado de México, Jesús Carranza No. 205, Colonia Universidad, Toluca de Lerdo, Estado de México, C.P. 50130, Mexico.

Background: The prevalence of food allergy is on the rise on a global scale.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of food hypersensitivity (FHS) and probable food allergy (PFA), as well as the foods and factors associated with these occurrences.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 1992 adolescents (aged 15-18 years). Read More

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November 2018
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Drug-Induced Fixed Urticaria as a Presentation of NSAID Intolerance.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Allergy, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa (IP), Madrid, Spain; RETIC ARADYAL RD16/0006/0015, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.

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November 2018
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Afamelanotide in the Treatment of Dermatologic Disease

Skin Therapy Lett 2018 11;23(6):6-10

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

Afamelanotide, an α-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogue, has become an emerging therapeutic option for a variety of skin conditions previously refractory to other treatments. Its efficacy has been demonstrated in several dermatologic conditions, including erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), solar urticaria, polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), vitiligo, acne, and Hailey-Hailey disease. Its relatively low risk side effect profile makes it an attractive treatment option and also paves the way for innovative use in other disorders. Read More

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November 2018
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Thyroid Autoimmunity and Autoimmunity in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria Linked to Disease Severity, Therapeutic Response, and Time to Remission in Patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.

Biomed Res Int 2018 1;2018:9856843. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Background: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is autoimmune in nature and associated with thyroid autoimmunity (TA), but evidence on autoimmunity in relation to CSU progression and prognosis is limited. We evaluated whether TA and autoimmunity in CSU are correlated with disease severity, therapeutic response, and time to remission and establish an association between CSU characteristics linked to thyroid autoantibody.

Methods: Medical records of patients diagnosed with urticaria attending outpatient dermatology clinic at a university-based hospital from 2013 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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November 2018
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Is Adenoidectomy and/or Tonsillectomy a Risk Factor for Allergic Diseases and Asthma in Adulthood?

Eurasian J Med 2018 Oct;50(3):152-155

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

Objective: To determine the relationship between adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy in childhood and allergic diseases in adulthood.

Materials And Methods: A survey investigating the history of adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy was administered to patients that were followed-up by our department between January and June 2014 with the diagnosis of asthma, allergic rhinitis, urticaria-angioedema, drug allergy, food allergy, and venom allergy; patients willing to participate were included in the study. The relationship and risk ratios were analyzed. Read More

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October 2018
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Probable contact urticaria caused by tacrolimus-containing ointment in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Trakia University Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Recurrent oedema of the uvula in a patient with chronic spontaneous urticaria successfully treated with omalizumab.

Authors:
A Pannofino

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Dec 4:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

a Allergology and Immunology Clinic , Operative Unit of Medicine , Policoro Hospital, Matera , Italy .

Uvula oedema is a condition characterized by a sensation of a foreign body in the oropharynx and difficulty to speak; sometimes, if associated to glottis oedema, difficulty to breathe and dysphonia are also present. Urticaria is a disease characterized by itching wheals on the skin, and sometimes angioedema. Chronic urticaria is spontaneous when the aetiology is unknown. Read More

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December 2018
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Rapid, persistent, and simultaneous remission of urticaria and severe atopic dermatitis after treatment with omalizumab.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Dec 4:1-4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

a Department of Dermatology , University of Rome "Tor Vergata".

This article reports the rapid and complete remission of concomitant chronic spontaneous urticaria and atopic dermatitis, obtained in a woman of 32 years, after treatment with omalizumab, without adverse events. Read More

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December 2018
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Adverse Events in the Efficacy of Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab Antivenom vs Placebo in Recovery from Copperhead Snakebite Trial.

South Med J 2018 Dec;111(12):716-720

From the Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri, the Division of Emergency Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, the Department of Emergency Medicine, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, the Department of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, the Department of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, Bryan, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Center, Denver, Colorado, the Department of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, the Department of Emergency Medicine, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, the Department of Surgery, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, and the Department of Surgery, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.

Objective: To compare the incidence of hypersensitivity reactions following copperhead envenomation treated with Fab antivenom (FabAV) or placebo.

Methods: Patients with copperhead snakebites received treatment and follow-up in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of FabAV or placebo. The treatment allocation ratio was 2:1 (FabAV:placebo). Read More

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December 2018
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Dupilumab as a novel therapy for difficult to treat chronic spontaneous urticaria.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

CEO and president of Urticaria Canada; Evidence Based Medical Educator Inc., 123 Edward St., Suite 920, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:

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November 2018
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Characteristics of persistent diaper dermatitis in children with food allergy.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey.

Background/objectives: Diaper dermatitis is often caused by irritant contact occurring beneath the diaper of an infant, and it is aggravated by factors such as dampness, friction, urea, and feces. Food-allergic patients are known to exhibit various skin lesions ranging from urticaria to eczema. This study aims to determine the relationship between persistent diaper dermatitis and food allergy. Read More

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November 2018
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Cutaneous manifestations of hematologic malignancies the experience of an Italian dermatology department.

Hematol Oncol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Di.S.Sal. Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

In recent years, dermatologic manifestations in oncohematologic patients have become more common. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and heterogeneity of skin manifestations in patients followed at our Hematology Department. This observational monocentrical study was conducted on 60 patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis manifesting as generalized fixed drug eruption.

An Bras Dermatol 2018 Nov/Dec;93(6):874-877

Department of Pathology, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is an uncommon, poorly recognized and under-diagnosed catamenial dermatosis associated with hypersensitivity reactions to progestagens. Most cases manifest as urticaria, eczema or erythema multiforme-like. A 26-year-old woman developed violaceous plaques on the groin and abdomen, 4 days after a spontaneous abortion resolved with uterine curettage. Read More

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July 2017
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Anaesthetic implications of a patient with cold-induced anaphylaxis presenting to the labour ward.

Int J Obstet Anesth 2018 Sep 26. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Magill Department of Anaesthesia, London, United Kingdom.

Cold contact urticaria is a well described condition, with reactions ranging from localised wheals to systemic and anaphylactic reactions. Case reports involving anaesthetic care are rare. This report describes a patient with cold-induced urticaria with systemic reactions who had been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector. Read More

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September 2018
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Adaptation and Validation of the Korean Version of the Urticaria Control Test and Its Correlation With Salivary Cortisone.

Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2019 Jan;11(1):55-67

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Purpose: Frequent changes in chronic urticaria (CU) activity over time can cause psychological stress, which also serves as a trigger of CU. To measure the control status of CU, the Urticaria Control Test (UCT) was developed in Germany. This study aimed to investigate the validity, reliability and responsiveness to changes in CU for the Korean version of the UCT (K-UCT) and its relation with salivary cortisol and cortisone levels. Read More

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January 2019
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Causal Relationship Between Anti-TPO IgE and Chronic Urticaria by and Tests.

Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2019 Jan;11(1):29-42

Group of Experimental and Clinical Allergy, IPS Universitaria, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

Purpose: Immunoglobulin (Ig) E autoantibodies against thyroid antigens such as thyroid peroxidase (TPO) have been demonstrated in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) patients in higher frequency than healthy subjects. However, if these IgE autoantibodies can trigger urticaria is still a matter of study. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between concomitant IgE autoantibodies against thyroid antigens in CSU. Read More

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January 2019
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Anti-TPO IgE Autoantibody in Chronic Urticaria: Is It Clinically Relevant?

Allergy Asthma Immunol Res 2019 Jan;11(1):1-3

Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

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January 2019
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How to discontinue omalizumab in chronic spontaneous urticaria?

Allergy 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

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

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November 2018
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Use of Dapsone in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic and Autoimmune Urticaria.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Importance: The first-line treatment for patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), which is divided into idiopathic and autoimmune subtypes, consists of H1-antihistamines. However, limited evidence guides the treatment of CSU after maximal therapy with antihistamines fails. Two randomized clinical trials suggest that dapsone may be a successful second-line therapy. Read More

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November 2018
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α-Gal Syndrome vs Chronic Urticaria.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charottesville.

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November 2018
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Occupational rhinitis, asthma, and contact urticaria from IgE-mediated allergy to pork.

Am J Ind Med 2019 Jan 25;62(1):80-84. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Helsinki, Finland.

We describe four cases of slaughterhouse workers with occupational immediate allergy to raw pork allergens, confirmed by positive skin prick testing and specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies. Our first patient was diagnosed with occupational asthma from raw pork allergens. Two patients were diagnosed with occupational rhinitis caused by raw pork allergens, which was confirmed by a nasal provocation test. Read More

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January 2019
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