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.

  • Parents of children with suspected peanut or hazelnut allergy show high levels of anxiety about an allergic reaction. After food challenge (DBPCFC), parental anxiety was significantly lower, regardless of a positive or negative outcome

  • Basophil responsiveness (CD63) useful in insect sting allergy and negative specific IgE and skin prick test

  • Fungal sensitization is common in patients with severe asthma: 66% have severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS). SAFS: A. fumigatus 45%, C. albicans 36, P. notatum 29, C. herbarum 24, A. alternata 22, B. cineria 18, Trichophyton 17. It is necessary to undertake both SPT and specific serum IgE testing to identify all cases of fungal sensitization.

  • Statins inhibit of eosinophil adhesion to ICAM-1 - a novel actions that may be used to treat allergic disease.

  • Psychological stress can heighten and possibly prolong allergic responses.

  • CNN Q&A: Is my daughter's violent reaction to a drug an allergy?

  • Toothpaste Allergy as a Cause of Cheilitis in Israeli Patients

  • Comèl-Netherton syndrome defined as primary immunodeficiency. Mutations in serine protease inhibitor Kazal-type 5 (SPINK5) for lympho-epithelial Kazal-type 5 related inh. (LEKTI) cause Comèl-Netherton. Comèl-Netherton syndrome is an autosomal-recessive disease characterized by congenital ichthyosis, bamboo hair, and atopic diathesis.

  • How to cut mold allergies - advice from The Miami Herald

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