Allergy and Immunology News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Intestinal antigen presenting cells promote tolerance to dietary antigen via the induction of regulatory T cells. Retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, is a key environmental factor in oral tolerance induction in food allergy

  • Pre-tx allergen-specific IgE levels do not provide any better prediction of Xolair response to treatment than total IgE

  • The most important causative factor for anaphylaxis in mastocytosis are insect stings. Venom immunotherapy should be considered in mastocytosis, patients should be carrying 2 adrenaline auto injectors

  • No association between obesity and asthma control in an urban population with asthma

  • Masitinib, a c-kit/PDGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, improves severe corticosteroid-dependent asthma

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source/links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) does not represent endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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