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.

Pediatric asthma is associated with high health care and prescription costs for both employees and dependents.

30% of ED patients with acute asthma smoked cigarettes. Asthmatic smokers were more likely to receive antibiotics.

Study: Risk of asthma hospitalization not related to LABA use but strongly associated with being African American.

30% of acute childhood urticaria leading to patient hospitalization was related to Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Children with urticaria who are not responding to antihistamines should undergo serologic examinations for M pneumoniae

Egg, peanut, and dust mite allergies are significant correlates of atopic dermatitis persisting beyond school age.

Expansion of FOXP3-positive CD4+CD25+ T cells associated with disease activity in atopic dermatitis.

Nasal ciclesonide once daily safe and effective for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis

Desloratadine relieves nasal congestion and improves quality-of-life in persistent allergic rhinitis after 1 week

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