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Erwin Gary E - - 2007
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and allergic fungal sinusitis are closely related disorders that rarely present in the same individual. The mainstay of treatment for allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is systemic corticosteroids. Itraconazole is used as adjunctive therapy in refractory cases. Allergic fungal sinusitis requires initial sinus surgery followed by systemic steroids. Antifungal ...
Nedorost Susan - - 2007
Some patients state compliance with avoidance of identified allergens, yet have persistent dermatitis in areas under tight-fitting clothing. To analyze a series of such cases to identify allergens most likely retained in clothing. Review of contact dermatitis clinic cases and identification of type and formula weight of allergens involved. High-formula-weight ...
Liccardi Gennaro - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To determine how sex and intimate contacts can represent a risk factor for allergic reactions, because they may favor direct contact with sensitizing substances. DATA SOURCES: We collected in this review the available literature on this subject. The MEDLINE database was searched by a combination of keywords: sex OR ...
Sehgal Virendra N - - 2007
Parapsoriasis is a peculiar reaction pattern of the skin that appears to have a spectrum with small plaque parapsoriasis at one end and large plaque at the other. The spectrum between is bridged by pityriasis lichenoides, pityriasis lichenoides chronica, pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, and lymphomatoid papulosis. The highlights of ...
Limb Susan L - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Risk of anaphylaxis is included in the prescribing information for omalizumab, but the nature of these reactions merits further elaboration. OBJECTIVE: To describe cases of anaphylaxis associated with omalizumab administration in patients with asthma. METHODS: We reviewed spontaneous postmarketing adverse event reports submitted to the US Food and Drug ...
Saridomichelakis Manolis N - - 2007
The objective of this retrospective study was to investigate in 100 dogs with otitis externa (OE) the possible associations between signalment, history, clinical and laboratory findings and the various primary, secondary and perpetuating causative factors of ear canal inflammation. The age of the dogs ranged from 3 months to 14 ...
Momeni Mona - - 2007
Like adults, children taking beta-blockers are at risk for serious hemodynamic instability in case of anaphylaxis. We report a case of severe bradycardia associated with anaphylactic shock after aprotinin in a beta-blocked child, which was resistant to intravenous epinephrine and vascular filling but was treated successfully with isoproterenol.
Gutiérrez-Fernández D - - 2007
Clopidogrel is a new antiplatelet prescribed for the secondary prevention of atherosclerotic events. The literature shows that the clinical manifestations of clopidogrel hypersensitivity include urticaria1, skin rash2-4, and angioedema5. The precise immunological mechanism underlying clopidogrel hypersensitivity has not been established. We describe two cases of hypersensitivity reaction due to clopidogrel. ...
Kleinerman Rebecca - - 2007
This case report seeks to alert the reader to the possibility that the keratoacanthoma (KA) may develop in tattoo sites, specifically in red tattoo sites. We further wish to describe the senior author's treatment of such a lesion using Mohs micrographic surgery and a rotation flap to preserve the integrity ...
Milne Helen J - - 2007
A case report of a 27-year-old man who developed significant hypotension and ischaemic ECG changes as a result of a disulfiram ethanol reaction. He was treated with intravenous fluids and norepinephrine, which has been advocated as the pressor agent of choice. This case highlights the potential dangers of disulfiram, a ...
Tan Darrell H S - - 2007
Gemcitabine is a chemotherapeutic agent whose cutaneous toxicities are easily mistaken for infections. We describe 2 patients, 1 with gemcitabine-induced radiation recall dermatitis and 1 with gemcitabine-related erysipeloid reaction, who received misdiagnoses of infectious cellulitis and were given empirical antibiotics. Recognition of these syndromes is important to avoid unnecessary antibiotic ...
Samoff Erika - - 2007
OBJECTIVES: Contact tracing may be less effective in populations with casual sex partners such as male syphilis patients who report sex with men; this opinion is widely held, but few quantitative comparisons are available. GOAL: The goal of this study was to compare contact-tracing outcomes among male syphilis patients reporting ...
AdiƟen Esra - - 2007
Non-occupational contact allergy to Laurus nobilis (laurel) oil is considered rare. Herein, we report a case of allergic contact dermatitis after a massage with a mixture of olive oil and L. nobilis oil. Patch testing showed (+++) reactions to laurel oil and (++) to the mixture of olive oil and ...
Dron P - - 2007
Body piercing and tattooing are increasingly common. As well as the risk of infection and scarring, allergic reactions are also reported. This is the first multi-centre study to assess the frequency of consultations for allergy. Of the 138 allergologists who answered our two questionnaires, 7.9% reported allergic reactions associated with ...
Rietschel Robert L - - 2007
Allergic contact dermatitis can be manifest as an eruption confined to the eyelids. In regard to this specific presentation, only limited information on which to base the selection of patch tests for proper evaluation is available. To identify the contact allergens most frequently found to be both patch test positive ...
Al Hammadi Anwar - - 2007
Cutaneous eruptions are among the most common adverse reactions to drugs. We report a novel case of erythema annulare centrifugum occurring after the administration of finasteride for androgenetic alopecia. The eruption resolved once the drug was discontinued and reappeared with reintroduction of finasteride. This case may encourage reporting of similar ...
Thyssen Jacob Pontoppidan - - 2007
Contact dermatitis can be severe and lead to sick leave as well as significant healthcare expenses. The aim of this review is to present the published knowledge on 6 historical epidemics of contact allergy to apply this knowledge on the prevention and control of future contact allergy epidemics. A historical ...
Knowles Sandra R - - 2007
An 86-year-old woman developed IgE-mediated generalized urticaria after a second fluorescein injection. A one-day desensitization protocol was successfully administered that permitted continuation of angiography for deteriorating vision. We review the literature on adverse events associated with administration of fluorescein and suggest guidelines for testing and desensitization.
Koh Won-Jung - - 2007
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), an asthmatic disease, is caused primarily by hypersensitivity to Aspergillus species. ABPA is rarely observed in the absence of asthma, which is, in fact, the principle criterion for its diagnosis. Here, we report the case of a 36-yr-old woman without a history of bronchial asthma, who ...
Ng William - - 2007
Pseudocyst of the auricle is a relatively uncommon condition in which serous fluid accumulates between intracartilaginous space of the ear and manifests as a painless, fluctuant outer ear swelling. Pseudocysts of the auricle have been reported in healthy individuals without clear precipitating or causative factors, with little information on this ...
Williams Jason D - - 2007
Methyldibromo glutaronitrile (MDBGN) has rarely been reported as an allergen in adhesives but is recognized as a common allergen in skin care products in Europe. It has been banned for use in leave-on products by the European Union. In this study, we present a case with an unusual source of ...
Eickhorst Kimberly - - 2007
We describe an unusual case of phytophototoxicity induced by an herbal plant, Ruta graveolens, from the Rutaceae family. This common herb, also called rue, can be found throughout rural settings in the United States. When psoralens from rue come in contact with human skin that is subsequently exposed to ultraviolet ...
Kockentiet Brett - - 2007
Athletes face numerous hazards in their daily activities. An athlete's skin, in particular, endures repeated exposure to trauma, heat, moisture, and numerous allergens and chemicals. These factors combine with other unique and less well-defined genetically predisposing factors in the athlete's skin to cause both allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) and irritant ...
Meulenbelt H E J - - 2007
The stump in lower limb amputees is prone to skin problems because it is exposed to several unnatural conditions (shear and stress forces and increased humidity) when a prosthesis is used. This study reviews the literature on case reports of lower limb amputees with skin problems on the stump. In ...
Costello Richard F - - 2007
Arthrography is considered a safe procedure with rare reactions to intra-articular contrast administration. Although the use of intra-articular contrast carries a small risk of reaction, no prior serious complications had been encountered in our experience with arthrography. We report a patient's prolonged reaction to contrast media after an arthrogram of ...
Pappalardo F - - 2007
Heparin-induced IgE-mediated hypersensitivity and anaphylactoid reactions, although rare, can pose a serious clinical problem for patients requiring cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Bivalirudin is a bivalent reversible direct thrombin inhibitor, with a half-life of 25 min, eliminated mostly by proteolytic cleavage. There are some reports on the use of bivalirudin for cardiac ...
Kim Cheol-Woo - - 2007
Of the various arthropods, humans have the greatest contact with mites and cockroaches, and as a result, allergies to these two groups have been the most frequently reported. Changes in lifestyle and living environment have encouraged the growth of arthropods other than mites and cockroaches, and consequently, human exposure to ...
Danley Steven G - - 2007
Does "steroid allergy" truly exist? If in fact it does, what would be the potential impact on our patients? Steroids are used extensively in the treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and allergy-related conditions. COPD is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. Asthma affects ...
Sonnen Gregory - - 2007
A 6-year-old boy developed a skin eruption 10 days after application of a temporary tattoo advertised as a "natural black henna tattoo." The eruption was a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to the tattoo ink. The textile dye paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a common industrial allergen and can be found in some temporary ...
Gonzalo-Garijo M A - - 2007
Nabumetone is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory (NSAID) prodrug that inhibits cyclooxygenase-2. It has been recommended as a safe alternative in most patients with hypersensitivity reactions to NSAIDs. Systemic reactions caused by nabumetone are not frequent. We report 2 cases of immediate systemic reactions due to nabumetone. The first case involved a ...
Rajpar S F - - 2006
We present the case of an employee of a chemical production factory who became sensitized to 2-vinylpyridine despite wearing full protective polyvinyl chloride clothing. He developed severe dermatitis at the site of contact, secondary eczematization over the flexures and periungual areas, as well as marked systemic upset. Pyridines are known ...
Lam Catherine - - 2006
An 8-year-old girl with idiopathic central precocious puberty experienced multiple episodes of anaphylaxis after receiving a goserelin acetate implant. She was hospitalized and treated with epinephrine, antihistamine, and corticosteroids. The goserelin implant was surgically excised; however, anaphylactic symptoms continued for 4 days after excision. Less severe systemic symptoms recurred 6 ...
Liddle Melinda - - 2006
Turmeric, a spice derived from the rhizome of the plant Curcuma longa, contains the chemical curcumin, which is responsible for turmeric's taste, color, and biologic properties. Curcumin is used as a spice in foods, as a treatment in traditional medicine, as a dye for fur, and as a component in ...
Quartier Sarah - - 2006
Copolymers or heteropolymers are large molecules with high molecular weights (>1000 D). They have been underestimated for a long time as to their sensitizing capacities. Allergic contact dermatitis to 6 copolymers in cosmetics and 1 in a medical dressing has been described; however, the nature of the hapten is still ...
Goossens A - - 2006
This is a case report of a contact allergic reaction on the face due to a skin cleansing product containing the amphoteric surfactant sodium cocoamphoacetate, occurring in an atopic woman with multiple contact sensitivities. Because of its weak irritant properties, this surfactant is widely used in cosmetic products intended to ...
Volkman Kristen K - - 2006
We present a case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a 46-year-old female working at a yacht manufacturing company. She reported a 2-month history of progressive dyspnea, chest tightness, and daytime, nocturnal, and exertional cough in temporal relationship to work where she was exposed to chemicals involved in the manufacture of yachts. ...
Colapaoli L - - 2006
We report a case of a 69-year-old Caucasian male who experienced a severe drop in blood pressure and a skin rash after fluorescence cystoscopy and transurethral resection of the prostate. The diagnostic agent used for fluorescence cystoscopy and suspected of causing the anaphylaxis was hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride (Hexvix). A profound fall ...
Robson Kristi J - - 2006
Granuloma gluteale infantum/adultorum, pseudoverrucous papules, and Jacquet's erosive diaper dermatitis are fairly uncommon manifestations of irritant contact dermatitis historically thought to be distinct clinical entities. Here we report two informative cases of an erosive papulonodular dermatosis in the genital and suprapubic area associated with topical benzocaine. We review granuloma gluteale ...
Sanu O O - - 2006
Material reactions of both an irritant and hypersensitivity nature are not uncommon in contemporary orthodontic practices. The most common hypersensitivity reactions in orthodontic patients are due to alloy components of metal-based orthodontic appliances. This article reports a case of an unusual reaction to the component of an orthodontic appliance in ...
Sweeney Susan M - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to present an overview of tattoo practices, complications and treatment options relevant to the pediatric population. RECENT FINDINGS: Tattoos are popular among adolescents for a variety of reasons and may be associated with other high-risk behaviors. Research indicates that adolescents may ...
Inal A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Approximately 150 species of Lepidoptera have been described as causing damage to human skin. One of these species is the pine processionary caterpillar, which is responsible for dermatitis, contact urticaria, ocular lesions and rarely respiratory signs and anaphylactic reactions through IgE-mediated or non-IgE-mediated mechanisms. We report a pediatric case ...
Keskin Ozlem - - 2006
Seeds of the poppy plant are traditionally used in bakeries, e.g., for garnishing bread or making cakes. Reports of allergic type I sensitivity to poppy seed are rare. According to the literature, severe reactions may occur, affecting mainly patients with allergy to pollens or nuts. We report on a 16-year-old ...
Ramey John T - - 2006
Allergic and nonallergic reactions to nitroglycerin occur. The aims of this study were to review the different manifestations of nitroglycerin allergy, to explain how to evaluate for it, and to discuss its treatment. We reviewed relevant literature in peer-reviewed journals, computerized databases, and references identified from relevant bibliographics. Nitroglycerin's most ...
Leis-Dosil Vicente M - - 2006
Report of a case of erythema multiforme-like eruption due to the use of rubber gloves. After several complementary studies, including epicutaneous and skin prick tests, we concluded that the eruption was secondary to sensitization to carbamates and thiuram. The main differential diagnosis in this case was allergic contact dermatitis to ...
Romano C - - 2006
Summary The authors report a case of bullous tinea pedis caused by Trichophyton violaceum with dermatophytid reaction in a 26-year-old woman who had been in Africa. Diagnosis was based on mycological examination (direct microscope observation and culture). Recovery was achieved after systemic antimycotic therapy with itraconazole and topical imidazole for ...
Clark David W J - - 2006
Polymyositis occurring in patients treated with omeprazole has been signalled as a possible adverse drug reaction (ADR) by the New Zealand Intensive Medicines Monitoring Programme (IMMP) and the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring: the Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC). Polymyositis and other myopathies have also been reported in post-marketing ...
Colin P - - 2006
Allergies, especially respiratory allergies, are one of the indications for which homeopathic treatment is most frequently sought. The progress of 147 cases of respiratory allergy since in private homeopathic practice is reported here. Only two cases of ear, nose and throat (ENT) allergies out of a total of 105 showed ...
Swanson Jil K - - 2006
Pamabron is a common over-the-counter diuretic used for relief of menstrual-associated symptoms. An urticarial eruption, with systemic complaints consistent with a serum sickness-like reaction, attributed to Pamabron is described. A review of the literature concerning Pamabron and dermatology is discussed.
De Francesco Vincenzo - - 2006
Prurigo pigmentosa is a rare inflammatory skin disease of unknown etiology, characterized by recurrent, symmetrical, pruritic, erythematous papules resulting in gross reticular hyperpigmentation. The rash occurs mainly on the back, the chest and the nape of the neck. While PP is observed rather frequently in Japan, only a few cases ...
Loke Yoon Kong - - 2006
To determine whether anecdotal reports of suspected adverse drug reactions are valuable early warning signals. Systematic literature survey We evaluated all case reports of adverse drug reactions published in 1997 in five medical journals. Reports were excluded if the adverse reaction had previously been described in earlier publications and was ...
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