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.

  • Colonization with S aureus in the first year of life are associated with atopic dermatitis and its severity

  • In US population prevalence of current asthma was 8.8%, prevalence of atopy was 42.5%, as defined by 15 specific IgEs. 92% of atopic subjects were identified by 6 specific IgEs, more than 99% identification required 11 specific IgEs. Total IgE level predicted asthma only among atopic subjects

  • LTE(4) receptors are potential therapeutic targets that are not currently addressed by available receptor antagonists. LTE(4) binds poorly to type 1 and 2 cysLT receptors and is much less active on normal airways than LTC(4) or LTD(4)

  • Visit The Virtual AllergistTM Symptom Checker by AAAAI

  • Potential brand confusion: in U.S., Zyrtec pills contain cetirizine but Zyrtec eye drops contain ketotifen

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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