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.

Deficiency of circulating plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) during infancy appears to be a risk factor for asthma. Infants with higher numbers of circulating plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC) appear "protected" against asthma

The minimally important difference in Asthma Control Test (ACT) used for comparison between test samples is 3 points

Inhibition of IL-4–STAT6 might explain the mechanism of aspirin desensitization

People who clean their homes with bleach are less likely to be atopic but more likely to have respiratory symptoms.

Immunotherapy studies have demonstrated that a local reaction does not predict a systemic reaction. Local reactions to immunotherapy do not predict local reactions at the next immunotherapy injection.

Factors associated with uncontrolled asthma were different in ICS users and non-ICS users. In ICS users: chronic cough/phlegm, female sex. Factors associated with uncontrolled asthma in non-ICS users: high total IgE and sensitization to molds

There is a need for better designed sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) clinical trials. Several unpublished oral and sublingual immunotherapy studies in the United States failed to meet primary endpoints.

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