February – Articles of Interest

Cetirizine use in childhood: an update of a friendly 30-year drug. This is the antihistamine my daughter uses on a regular basis during pollen season, so I found this to be an interesting read.

IgE allergy diagnostics and other relevant tests in allergy, a World Allergy Organization position paper. This document covers skin prick tests, intradermal tests and patch testing as well as non-specific IgE testing, specific IgE testing and basophil activation tests (BAT). I found it to be very thorough and informative.

Food hypersensitivity reactions to seafish in atopic dermatitis patients older than 14 year of age – The evaluation of association with other allergic diseases and parameters. This paper suggested a higher occurrence of atopic dermatitis in fish allergic patients as well as sensitisation to fungi and reactions to celery

Nickel allergy to orthopaedic implants: A review and case series. I included a paper last month about titanium allergy after implant.

The role of nutritional factors and food allergy in the development of psoriasis. Just an abstract, but this was interest of me as my sister has suffered with psoriasis since she was a child and has recently given up dairy to try to improve her condition.

Pea (Pisum sativum) allergy in children: Pis s 1 is an immunodominant major pea allergen and presents IgE binding sites with potential diagnostic value. Abstract only, you don’t see many studies on peas.

Allergy to tree-of-heaven pollen in Germany: detection by positive nasal provocation

Association between fruit and vegetable allergies and pollen-food allergy syndrome in Japanese children: a multicenter cross-sectional case series. The most common allergies in children in this study were found to be apple, peach, and kiwi.

Let me know if you found any of these interesting or useful.

If you spot an article or research that you think would interest me you can message my Facebook page or tag me in a Tweet.


Published by Jemma D

I love to write about food allergies, asthma and eczema.

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