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.

  • Chronic urticaria is a common skin disease without an etiology in the majority of cases. In chronic urticaria, blood basophils display altered IgE receptor-mediated degranulation, reverts in disease remission

  • Two subtypes of cholinergic urticaria are proposed: sweat-hypersensitivity type and follicular type

  • Intranasal corticosteroids improve ocular allergy through the naso-ocular reflex, a class effect

  • Some studies suggest a relationship between intranasal steroids and increased IOP. Large prospective studies are lacking

  • Methotrexate helpful in moderate to severe adult atopic eczema, mean effective dose was 15 mg

  • Obesity predisposes to Th17 bias - a T-cell lineage subset with prominent pro-inflammatory roles

  • Increased urine IgM excretion predicts cardiovascular events in patients with type 1 diabetes nephropathy

  • Severe chronic upper airway disease (SCUAD) = uncontrolled allergic rhinitis, NAR, chronic rhinosinusitis, AERD, etc.

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