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.

  • A thymic stromal lymphopoietin gene variant is associated with asthma and airway hyperresponsiveness

  • Decreased expression of leptin/leptin receptor characterizes severe asthma and is associated with airway remodeling

  • Eczema herpeticum develops in AD with more severe TH2-polarized disease: allergen sensitization, food allergy, asthma

  • Obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea is more prevalent among patients with severe compared with moderate asthma

  • Drug induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) as altern. name for drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic sx (DRESS). Vitamin D deficiency might be a DIHS (DRESS) risk or severity factor

  • Bladder cancer cells cloak themselves with a "don't eat me" signal (CD47) that scares off immune system cells

  • Find allergists on Twitter or Search By Profession by using TweepSearch - example: -- Find Out Who Follows Whom on Twitter - For example, who do all allergists on Twitter follow?

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) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support.

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