Allergy & Immunology

Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis 7.3% in U.S. Adults

Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis 7.3% in U.S. Adults

The prevalence of atopic dermatitis is 7.3% among US adults, and patients with atopic dermatitis and more severe disease have worse quality of life.

Oral Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients With Wheat Allergy

Oral Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients With Wheat Allergy

Vital wheat gluten oral immunotherapy induces desensitization in about half of patients with wheat allergy after a year of treatment.

BLA for Novel Peanut Allergy Treatment Submitted to FDA

BLA for Novel Peanut Allergy Treatment Submitted to FDA

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Viaskin Peanut, an epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), delivers small amounts of peanut protein through a wearable patch to induce desensitization.

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

Additional Symjepi Dosage Strength Approved for Anaphylaxis Treatment

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Both doses will be supplied in single-dose, prefilled syringes for manual injection.

Delabeling Patients as Beta-Lactam Allergic Requires Record Updates

Delabeling Patients as Beta-Lactam Allergic Requires Record Updates

Changes in allergy records were suggested by the allergy service consult for 62% of the patients.

Improved Documentation May Help Distinguish Beta-Lactam Allergy vs Intolerance

Improved Documentation May Help Distinguish Beta-Lactam Allergy vs Intolerance

A documented β -lactam allergy was found in more than one-third of patients receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics, however, only 10% of patients were found to be truly allergic.

Allergy, But Not Asthma, Risk Increased in Children of East Asian Descent

Allergy, But Not Asthma, Risk Increased in Children of East Asian Descent

Children of East Asian-born parents had an increased risk for allergic rhinitis and aeroallergen sensitization compared with children of Caucasian ancestry.

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Pest Allergies in Urban Adolescents Exacerbate Poorly Controlled Asthma

Cockroach and mouse allergies were most often associated with poorly controlled asthma and exacerbations in urban adolescents.

Cesarean Delivery Linked to Food Allergy in Offspring

Cesarean Delivery Linked to Food Allergy in Offspring

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Children born by cesarean delivery who were large for gestational age and had low Apgar scores may be at increased risk of developing a food allergy.

Relationship Between Atopic Disorders May Be Age Dependent

Relationship Between Atopic Disorders May Be Age Dependent

Although allergic sensitization and hay fever rates increased as children grew older, the rates of asthma dropped.

Veta Smart Case, App for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Now Available

Veta Smart Case, App for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Now Available

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The Smart Case includes electronics and sensors to monitor the proximity, temperature, presence and removal, and expiration of auto-injectors.

Walgreens to Offer Auvi-Q Nationwide in an Effort to Address Epinephrine Supply Issues

Walgreens to Offer Auvi-Q Nationwide in an Effort to Address Epinephrine Supply Issues

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This effort is in response to epinephrine auto-injector supply issues reported by manufacturers to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Penicillin Allergies: Commonly Reported but Rarely Accurate

Penicillin Allergies: Commonly Reported but Rarely Accurate

As infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, the development of new antibiotics has declined since the golden age of antibiotic discovery in the mid-20th century.

Addition of High-Dose Guaifenesin Benefits Patient With Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Addition of High-Dose Guaifenesin Benefits Patient With Chronic Respiratory Conditions

According to the report, the patient complained of a non-productive cough, accumulation of mucus, and post-nasal drip and requested a thorough assessment of her medical conditions.

First Generic Version of EpiPen Gets FDA Approval

First Generic Version of EpiPen Gets FDA Approval

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Unlike other generic approvals, epinephrine auto-injectors are considered "combination products" because they consist of both a drug and a device, making the approval process more challenging.

Food Allergies Linked to Reduced Small Airway Function in Children With Asthma

Food Allergies Linked to Reduced Small Airway Function in Children With Asthma

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Children and young adults with asthma and multiple food allergies may be at risk for reduced small airway lung function than children with a single food allergy.

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Impaired Quality of Life, Overall Health

Atopic Dermatitis Associated With Impaired Quality of Life, Overall Health

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Research shows that patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis experience feelings of dissatisfaction with regard to lifestyle, as well as impaired health and wellness.

Severe Asthma Risk Increased From <i>Aspergillus fumigatus</i> Sensitization

Severe Asthma Risk Increased From Aspergillus fumigatus Sensitization

Sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus increased the risk for severe asthma.

Daily BCX7353 Cuts Rate of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks

Daily BCX7353 Cuts Rate of Hereditary Angioedema Attacks

Oral administration of BCX7353 at dose of 125 mg results in lower rate of attacks vs placebo.

Asthma Hospitalization Risk in Children From Grass, Weed, and Other Pollens

Asthma Hospitalization Risk in Children From Grass, Weed, and Other Pollens

Grass, other weeds, and unclassified pollen were significantly associated with increased risk for asthma hospitalization in young children.

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Risk in Infants, Children

Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Risk in Infants, Children

Respiratory symptoms were more common in older children compared with infants who presented with food-induced anaphylaxis.

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Tick-Caused Meat Allergy on the Rise in the United States

Lone star tick is most common in the South, but may be spreading to new areas

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

CD63 Ratio May Predict Allergic Reaction Severity in Peanut Food Challenge

Researchers developed a predictive algorithm to identify individuals with a higher risk for severe reactions to the standardized peanut oral food challenge.

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Some Common Allergies Linked to Odds of Autism in Children

Significant, positive link for common allergies, especially food allergy, with autism

Seasonal Allergies: Treatment Tips From the FDA

Seasonal Allergies: Treatment Tips From the FDA

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The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released updated tips for the treatment of seasonal allergies.

Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?

Seasonal allergies are usually caused by plant pollen, which can come from trees, weeds and grasses in the spring, and by ragweed and other weeds in late summer and early fall.

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Birch Pollen-Related Foods Can Trigger Dermatitis Reactions

Intake may lead to aggravation of symptoms in patients with atopic dermatitis, birch pollen allergy

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

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Some allergic diseases associated with acid-suppressive, antibiotic intake in infants younger than 6 months old include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

Maternal Probiotic, Fish Oil Intake Linked to Offspring Immune Development

Maternal Probiotic, Fish Oil Intake Linked to Offspring Immune Development

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Maternal diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.

Seasonal SCIT dose adjustments fail to reduce systemic reactions in pediatric patients

Seasonal SCIT dose adjustments fail to reduce systemic reactions in pediatric patients

Researchers sought to assess the effect of seasonal dose adjustments on the rate of systemic reactions in pediatric patients receiving standardized allergen subcutaneous immunotherapy.

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