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.

Negative predictive value of PCN provocation isn't 100% but none of false negatives had a life-threatening reaction

Should common variable immunedeficiency (CVID) patients receive chemoprophylaxis for influenza? - No good evidence.

High sensitization rate to food allergens in breastfed infants with atopic dermatitis.

Differences in physicians' knowledge and attitudes toward the black box warning on long-acting beta-agonists

Improved sleep after treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Atopic march is a useful paradigm to describe the clinically observed progression of atopy in certain children.

Smoking cessation toolbox for allergists - tobacco use treatment 5 A's (ask, advise, assess, assist, and arrange)

Homozygous mutations in the CARD9 gene are associated with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Dysfunction of CARD9 impairs the innate signaling of dectin-1, an antifungal pattern-recognition receptor

Cold-Induced Urticaria: Positive ice-cube test & early hive marking edge up cup filled with ice via @MatthewBowdish

Allergy 2.0: Medical Web 2.0 Guidance Package

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