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Hyper IgE in a HIV Positive Patient - Case Report

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Safe Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine Administration in Atopic Children with High Levels of Egg White-Specific IgE Antibody

referred to a pediatric immunization clinic on account of egg allergy. Human Vaccines. 2005;1:3:118-122. Kelso JM, Jones RT, Yunginger JW. Anaphylaxis to measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine mediated by IgE to gelatin. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1993;91:867-72. Khakoo GA, Lack G. Recommendations for using MMR vaccine in children allergic to eggs. BMJ. 2000;320:929-32. British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Pediatric Allergy Group 2007 BNF for children 2009.

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Sensitivity to Pollen Allergens in Consecutive Patients with Allergic Rhinitis Referred to an Allergy Clinic in Prishtina

, Frolund L, Dirksen A, et.al. Increasing Prevalence of specific IgE to aeroallergens in an adult population. J Allergy Clin Immonol. 2002;106:247-252. doi:10.1067/mai.2000.108312 PMID:10932066 Lang DM. Menagement of allergic rhinitits. Geriatric Times. 2002. http://www.cmellc.com/geriartrictimes/g020435.html. Accesed: 2 Septembar 2006. http://www.cmellc.com/geriartrictimes/g020435.html Kauffman F and the posgenome respiratory epidemiology grup. Post-genome respiratory epidemiology: a multidisciplinary challenge

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Body mass index and C-reactive protein are potential predictors of asthma development in Egyptian polycystic ovary syndrome patients

). In addition to infertility, PCOS is associated with several metabolic disorders such as obesity ( 5 ), insulin resistance (IR) ( 6 ), dyslipidemia ( 7 ), increased levels of inflammatory markers, with consequent increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disorders among other serious disorders ( 7 , 8 , 9 ). Meanwhile, asthma is a complex and chronic in ammatory disorder of the airways with local and systemic in ammation. It is characterized by a T helper cell 2 (Th2)-immune response, resulting in increased total immunoglobulin E (IgE

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Allergens from Fusarium solani Identified by Immunoblotting in Asthma Patients In Iran

References Johansson SGO, Haahtela T. World allergy organization guidelines for prevention of allergy and allergic asthma. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2004;135:83-92. Yssel H, Abbal C, Pène J, Bousquet J. The role of IgE in asthma. Clin Exp Allergy 1998;28(Suppl 5):104-9. Bierman CW, Pearlman DS, Shapiro GG, Busse WW. Allergy, asthma and immunology from infancy to adulthood. 3rd ed. Pennsylvania: WB Suanders Company; 1988. Horner WE, Helbling A, Salvaggio JE

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a Therapeutic Option for Patients with Atopic Dermatitis (AD) – Own Experiences and Literature Review

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The paper discusses the treatment results of ten patients with severe atopic dermatitis (AD) who did not respond to standard pharmacotherapy and underwent hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Each patient was subject to 10 oxygen exposures at pO2 2.5 ATA (~ 250 kPa) with the duration time of 60 minutes. In the period of implementation of the hyperbaric procedures the general treatment plan was suspended for all patients while maintaining typical local treatment. Clinical evaluation was performed in the study group as well as determination of levels of immunoglobulins: IgA, IgG, IgM and IgE and C3 and C4 complement. All patients indicated clinical improvement and a decreased IgE immunoglobulin and complement C3 level upon the completion of the exposure cycle. Taking into account the authors’ own observations and data from literature, an overall improvement in the clinical status and a decrease in the level of immunoglobulin E and C3 complement following a cycle of exposures may be indicative of an immunomodulating HBOT effect on AD, whereas hyperbaric oxygenation may constitute a therapeutic option for some patients with AD, especially those exhibiting a poor response to standard treatment.

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Prevalence of Aspirin-Induced Asthma in Certain Group of Kosovo Population and its Presentation

Prevalence of Aspirin-Induced Asthma in Certain Group of Kosovo Population and its Presentation

Background. Aspirin-induced asthma (AIA) is characterized by onset of asthma attack 30 minutes to 3 hours after ingestion of aspirin or NSAIDs (Non steroid antiinflammatory drugs). The typical reaction may be accompanied by intense rhinorhea, periorbital edema with conjunctival irritation and facial flushing. Often, at physical examination, nasal polyposis and serum eosinophilia are notable.

Aim: The aim of this study is to identify the behavior of aspirin induced asthma in a certain group of Kosovo population, in terms of age and its presentation.

Material and methods. At the University Hospital Centre in Prishtina, 172 adult patients with asthma were diagnosed, while 16 (9.3 %) of them were with aspirininduced asthma (f/m=12/4).

Results. The average age was 40.2 years. Nine of them showed triad of symptoms (aspirin-intolerance, asthma, nasal polyposis) while 7 (43.7%) showed tetrad of symptoms (aspirin-intolerance, asthma, nasal polyposis, and sinusitis). Total IgE levels were increased only in 3 patients (18.8%), while eosinophilia was increased only in 8 (50%) of the patients. The skin prick test with standard set of inhalant allergens was positive only in 3 patients (18.8%). There was no correlation between in vitro and in vivo tests.

Conclusion. Since there is no reliable in vitro test for the diagnosis of aspirin sensitivity, definitive diagnosis requires an oral or nasal aspirin challenge, which needs to be performed in a hospital.

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Low Anisakis-specific IgE prevalence in dyspeptic patients in Italy – a retrospective study

picture ranges from being asymptomatic to requiring emergency room care. These clinical reactions correspond to the worm invasion of the gastrointestinal mucosae and submucosae, causing initially a hemorrhagic lesion, then inducing the formation of a pathognomonic eosinophilic phlegmon. In addition, IgE-mediated allergic reactions are often reported, as the result of a sensitization to a range of allergenic proteins. However, some patients develop simultaneously both the gastrointestinal and the allergic syndrome after ingesting living parasites. This condition would be

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Detection of specific IgG, IgM, IgE and IgG subclass antibodies for serological diagnosis of human cystic echinococcosis

)00635-3 FELIX, G., FRIEDRICH, E.M., JIAN, L., ROBERTO, L. (1998): Analysis of specific immunoglobulin G subclass antibodies for serological diagnosis of echinococcosis by a standard enzyme-linked immunosorbent Assay. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunol., 5(5): 613 - 616 GARCIA, L.S. (2001): Tissue cestodes. In: Larson, J., Ho, j. (Eds.) Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, USA, Washington: ASM Press, pp. 386 - 412 KHABIRI, A.R., BAGHERI, F., ASSMAR, M., SIAVASHI, M.R. (2006): Analysis of specific IgE and IgG subclass antibodies for diagnosis of Echinococcus

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Allergotoxicology: Research of Pollutant Influence on the Development of Allergic Reactions

;45:721-6. Diaz-Sanches D, Tsien A, Casillas A, Dotson AR, Saxon A. Enhanced nasal cytokine production in humans following in vivo challlenge with diesel exhaust particles. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1996;98:114-9. Diaz-Sanches D, Tsien A, Fleming J, Saxon A. Combined disel exhaust particulate and ragweed allergen challenge markedly enhances human in vivo nasal ragweed-specific IgE and skews cytokine production to a T helper cell 2-type pattern. J Immunol 1997;158:2406-13. van Och FMM, Vandebriel RJ, De Jong WH, van Loveren

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