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.

Being overweight, especially around the middle, linked to risk for developing asthma

Normal reference values for serum mast cell tryptase are 1-15 ng/mL, with an average of approximately 5 ng/mL

Incidence of anaphylaxis has increased over the past few decades, lifetime prevalence is 0.05% to 2.0%. Higher incidence of pediatric anaphylaxis in northern areas of the United States

C1 esterase inhibitor 20 U/kg IV is effective, rapid and safe treatment for acute abdominal and facial attacks in HAE

IL-2, IL-6, IL-10, TNF receptor I, MCT, and histamine were significantly elevated in patients with severe anaphylaxis. Levels of IL-6, IL-10, TNF receptor I, MCT, and histamine correlated with hypotension in anaphylaxis

Lipid transfer protein (Ara h 9) as a new peanut allergen relevant for a Mediterranean allergic population

Expression of CCR5 and CCR6 of Langerin-negative CD1a+ dendritic cells was characteristic for acute atopic dermatitis

A wasp in a sticky situation in Milton Keynes.

ACP has created a COPD Portal

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