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Partial improvement of solar urticaria after omalizumab.

Clavulanic acid can be the component in amoxicillin-clavulanic acid responsible for immediate hypersensitivity reactions.

Remission of asthma in adolescence is infrequent and not affected by 4 years of anti-inflammatory controller therapy. Factors such as sensitization and exposure, low lung function, and airway greater hyperresponsiveness decrease the likelihood of remitting asthma.

Role of pharmacogenomics in improving the management of asthma. There is a large amount of interindividual variability in both therapeutic and adverse responses to asthma therapies. Genetic variability can account for 50% to 60% of this variability.

Infants with eczema are at increased risk for mental health problems at age 10 years." Even if cleared afterward, eczema at age 1 to 2 years may cause persistent emotional and behavioral difficulties.

Infant eczema with concurrent sleeping problems appears to be a risk factor for the development of mental health problems.

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