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Beck O - - 1998
The use of mushrooms containing the hallucinogenic substance psilocybin for intentional intoxication is relatively common. Occasionally, this results in adverse reactions with typical tachycardia that is not evidently caused by psilocybin. This study demonstrates the presence of phenylethylamine in the species Psilocybe semilanceata using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and shows that ...
Li H - - 1997
Cashew nut hypersensitivity can cause severe reactions even life threatening. In the past few years, there are more cases of cashew nut allergy than before in Beijing. Thirty patients with cashew nut allergy were analyzed in this paper. Case history, skin test, specific IgE and oral blinded challenge were used ...
Wakelin S H - - 1997
Compositae dermatitis is rare in childhood, with few cases documented in the literature. We report a 7-year-old boy who presented with a dermatitis mainly affecting his dominant hand. Patch testing revealed contact sensitivity to sesquiterpene lactone (SL) mix, and subsequent testing with Compositae oleoresins showed sensitivity to daisy, dandelion and ...
Torricelli R - - 1997
This is the first report on inhalative and ingestive allergy to the common edible mushroom Boletus edulis (Be) (English, edible boletus; German, Steinpilz; French, bolet; Italian, porcino or boleto) belonging to the class Basidiomycetes. Four cases observed in our allergy unit are presented, showing different clinical manifestations of this rare ...
Halliwell R E - - 1997
A survey was undertaken to evaluate the responses to hyposensitization in cats for which a diagnosis of allergic disease was made by assessment of clinical signs and evaluation of allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) using the radioallergosorbent test (RAST). Eighty-one cases were available for analysis. In 39 cases, a dietary change ...
Bashir S J - - 1997
This review defines the term "compound allergy" in the context of new findings, and discusses evidence that allergenic reaction products have been identified. Material was gathered by searching Index Medicus and the Science Citation Index, and reviewing several standard texts. Issues regarding the validity of patch test results are addressed ...
Yoo C G - - 1997
A 61-year-old Korean housewife developed dyspnoea, cough and weight loss in the summer of 1994. The case was diagnosed as definite summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis (SHP) according to the criteria proposed for hypersensitivity pneumonitis and for SHP. Her serum antibodies to Trichosporon were positive. Her symptoms were exacerbated after she returned ...
Odeh M - - 1997
BACKGROUND: Exfoliative dermatitis due to calcium channel blockers is a known but infrequent response. CASE REPORT: A 77-year-old woman began treatment with diltiazem for angina pectoris. Three days later, severe exfoliative dermatitis developed. CONCLUSION: The present case and the others previously reported emphasize the need for greater awareness of the ...
van der Klauw M M - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Since 1963, the Drug Safety Unit of the Dutch Inspectorate for Health Care (DSU) holds a voluntary reporting system. OBJECTIVE: To analyse all reports received in the years 1974 to 1994, registered as anaphylaxis or as a diagnosis that could contain cases of anaphylaxis. METHODS: All reports were classified ...
Mendelson W B - - 1996
Reported adverse reactions to orally administered sedative/hypnotics were systematically recorded during a 3-year period in a 1,000-bed teaching hospital. Reported cases were reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee and then by a pharmacist, and judgments were made as to type, severity, and outcome of adverse reactions. Probability that the reaction was ...
Marguery M C - - 1996
We report a clinical case of a 15-year-old boy who presented a photodistributed eruption after having used a sunscreen cream for 8 days. Photobiological testing showed a contact allergy to 3-(4' methylbenzylidene) camphor (Eusolex 6300) included in his sunscreen cream associated with a contact and photocontact allergy to 4-isopropyl-dibenzoylmethane (Eusolex ...
Chang C H - - 1996
Glass fibers are the most widely distributed mineral fibers because of their multiple applications, chiefly as insulation materials, and have become important in replacing asbestos fibers. Fiberglass dermatitis is one of the most common forms of occupational dermatitis resulting from mechanical irritation. Here we report a typical case. A 30-year-old ...
Munksgaard E C - - 1996
The aims of the study were to investigate the causes and prevalences of occupational dermatological reactions among Danish dentists. Questionnaires and telephone interviews with Danish dentists revealed that 37.8% reported skin reactions. In 27.2% of the cases the reactions were related to occupation, occurring with a point prevalence of 9.6%, ...
Cadot P - - 1996
We report a first case of occupational allergy to chicory (Cichorium intybus) in a vegetable wholesaler. Symptoms occurred after oral, cutaneous or inhalatory exposure. The patient also reported reactions after ingestion of botanically related endive (Cichorium endivia) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa). We identified the responsible allergen by SDS-PAGE and immunoblot ...
Beckett C G - - 1996
We report the case of a 77-year-old man admitted nine days after being commenced on azathioprine with symptoms initially thought to be secondary to sepsis but in fact due to azathioprine hypersensitivity. He developed histologically proven cutaneous leucocytoclastic vasculitis following the re-introduction of azathioprine. We review the literature concerning adverse ...
Eggleston S T - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology and mechanisms by which local anesthetics cause allergic reactions. Recommendations concerning appropriate use of local anesthetics and alternative therapies in patients with documented local anesthetic allergies are given. DATA SOURCE: A MEDLINE search of English-language literature identified pertinent clinical studies, case reports, and reviews. The ...
Facchini G - - 1996
The authors describe a case of paradoxical bronchospasm with laryngospasm and cutaneous rash occurring in an asthmatic woman after the use, via metered-dose inhaler, of different bronchodilators containing soy-derived excipients. It is noteworthy that the patient was not affected by soy allergy. After a short review of the relevant literature, ...
Huhn K M - - 1996
Pemphigus herpetiformis is a rare pemphigus variant with light microscopic features that have historically been described as either "acantholytic dermatitis herpetiformis" or as "eosinophilic spongiosis in pemphigus". The clinical features of this form of pemphigus are reminiscent of dermatitis herpetiformis; however, the direct immunofluorescence finding of epidermal inter-cellular IgG deposition ...
Honing M L - - 1996
A dysfunctional posture of the hand could be due to an anatomical disorder or a conversion reaction. A conversion reaction implies that an unconscious intrapsychic conflict is expressed in a physical dysfunction. Treatment of dysfunctional postures due to conversion reactions is often difficult, and case reports are used to outline ...
Pizzuti P - - 1996
Hypersensitivity to corticosteroids is a classical but rarely reported event. We report a 30-year-old patient who developed generalized urticaria after her first methylprednisolone bolus. We reviewed the relevant literature to look for factors associated with hypersensitivity to corticosteroids. Causality should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis using diagnostic criteria for ...
Massone L - - 1996
BACKGROUND: Phenolformaldehyde resins, especially the para-tertiary-butylphenolformaldehyde resin (PTBP-FR), are widely used in industry and in numerous materials of everyday use, such as glues, adhesives, or inks. They can cause many occupational and nonoccupational cases of dermatitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with positive patch test results to PTBP-FR were selected ...
Oh M K - - 1996
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Treatment of sex partners is an essential part of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) control. This study examined the efficacy of contact tracing via patient self-referral in gonococcal and chlamydial cervicitis cases among adolescents, compared with the effectiveness of provider-referral. STUDY DESIGN: Adolescent females with culture-proven chlamydial or ...
Deguchi M - - 1996
We report a case of contact dermatitis of the ear canal due to rubber earplugs. A 31-year-old Japanese woman had a 2-year history of eczema confined to her ears. Applications of various topical steroids had shown no beneficial effect upon her lesions. Considering contact dermatitis as a possible diagnosis we ...
Zug K A - - 1996
Distinguishing the cause of itching, red eyelids is often difficult. Pruritic, inflamed eyelids can reflect various etiologies and are a common clinical presentation to the office of a dermatologist or ophthalmologist. In this article, five of the more common causes of eyelid dermatitis (atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, contact urticaria, rosacea, ...
Potter P C - - 1995
Plants from the Verbenaceae family may cause contact dermatitis of unknown nature. This report describes 2 cases of allergic reactions to the Verbena species. A teenage boy developed an anaphylactic allergic response following contact with the leaves of Verbena hybrida. Characterization of the patient's specific IgE response to Verbena hybrida, ...
Gonzalo Garijo M A - - 1995
We report the case of a 41-year-old nonatopic women with a previous history of eczematous reaction due to hydrocortisone who suffered worsening of her perennial rhinitis in association with perinasal dermatitis from the use of budesonide in nasal spray form, and stomatitis and pharyngitis due to budesonide in a bronchial ...
Einterz E M - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Though little known by medical personnel, an immediate nonallergic psychotic reaction to intramuscular procaine penicillin has been reported occasionally from many countries since 1951. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case report describes a patient whose violent behavior, provoked by this reaction, resulted in legal action taken against him. Two other ...
Lentner A - - 1995
Sodium fluorescein is an organic dye widely used as a diagnostic aid. This article reports a case of a photosensitivity reaction associated with intravenous administration in a healthy volunteer. To our knowledge, this is the 1st case of a photosensitivity reaction of the immediate type due to fluorescein reported in ...
Fan P C - - 1995
Severe hypersensitivity to mosquito bites is very rare. A 18-year-old girl student has had multiple hemorrhagic bullae with atrophic scars on both limbs and left side of the face due to mosquito bites for 16 years. When she was seven years old, she noticed a severe local reaction with bloody ...
McKenna S R - - 1995
Infrequently reported, serious allergic reactions to topical antimicrobial agents used in the treatment of burn injuries are a potential source of confusion. To avoid misdirected therapy, an understanding of the manifestations of such reactions is important. Two recent cases of serious allergic reactions, one to silver sulphadiazine, one to mafenide ...
Shan E Z - - 1995
Using the immunoblot technique, we analyzed the quality and quantity of IgG, IgG4, and IgE specific to mosquito salivary gland (hereafter abbreviate as SG) components of Aedes albopictus in the sera of volunteers with common reactions and of 3 patients with severe reactions. In the volunteers with delayed reactions only ...
Choy A C - - 1995
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been associated with a variety of antigens in various settings. We have recently encountered one case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis from owl droppings and another case from a wild Moluccan cockatoo. OBJECTIVE: It is important to alert physicians to the possibility of hypersensitivity pneumonitis when dealing with ...
Means L J - - 1995
This report describes two cases of intraoperative anaphylaxis in children sensitized to latex. Both children were undergoing nonurological procedures and, despite numerous previous operations, neither had a history of unusual reaction or anaphylaxis during surgery. The problem of latex allergy is discussed with review of the current literature and suggestions ...
Rademaker M - - 1995
AIMS: To document all cases of allergic contact dermatitis (phytodermatitis) due to contact with Toxicodendron succedaneum (rhus tree) presenting to a dermatology clinic during 1993. METHOD: Case-note review of all cases of phytodermatitis attributed to exposure to rhus tree seen during 1993 in a dermatology clinic. RESULTS: Twenty cases of ...
Guzzo C - - 1995
An unusual recall reaction of sunburn with methotrexate use has been previously reported. Heretofore, all reports have documented a single occurrence of this reaction in each patient. We report, for the first time, a patient who developed recurrent facial sunburn recalls while receiving methotrexate for psoriasis. This reaction is distinct ...
Bruce G J - - 1995
As the cost of providing dental care escalates, there has been a substantial increase in the substitution of nonprecious alloys for gold and precious metals found in porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. These alloys are frequently 69% to 81% nickel. Nickel hypersensitivity is quite common in the general population and periodontal responses have ...
Herzberg A J - - 1995
Autoimmune progesterone dermatitis is a rare cutaneous disorder characterized by recurrent cyclic eruptions during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. We describe a woman with postpartum onset of a papulovesicular eruption. The possibility of autoimmune progesterone dermatitis was raised because of the cyclic nature of the outbreak. A reactive ...
Boone M - - 1995
Three children will be described who present recurrent episodes of pruritic papulopustular follicular lesions on the face, the extremities and the trunk. The episodes lasted for 1-3 months with intermittent remission. Each flare was accompanied by hypereosinophilia and an increased total IgE titer. RAST and prick tests were positive for ...
Kitamura K - - 1995
We report herein the unusual case of a 55-year-old woman who developed a severe systemic allergy to Avitene (microfibrillar collagen hydrochloride), a xenogeneic agent sometimes used for topical hemostasis in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patient developed fever, general fatigue, mild liver dysfunction, and prominent eosinophilia postoperatively. A skin allergy test confirmed ...
Chang C H - - 1995
Post-cast hypertrichosis and dyshidrotic dermatitis are not uncommon separately. Yet, the simultaneous occurrence of both conditions in an individual is rare. A patient with both localized hypertrichosis and ipsilateral dyshidrotic dermatitis following multiple fractures and cast application is reported. The clinical presentation, management, spontaneous resolution, and/or response to therapy of ...
Okano M - - 1994
BACKGROUND: Contact allergy to corticosteroids has recently gained increased attention. METHODS: Five cases of contact dermatitis due to budesonide, a nonhalogenated steroid, are described. The Japanese literature was reviewed for reports on this allergy, and the occurrence due to budesonide was compared with that of other dermocorticosteroids. RESULTS: Budesonide use ...
Leggett A - - 1994
A brief review of the ethics of psychiatrists' and psychotherapists' physical contact with patients is followed by a more detailed review of the major North American studies using self report surveys to measure attitudes and behaviour regarding physical contact with patients. The methodology and results of a recent sample survey ...
Luigi A - - 1994
A large experience in specific immunotherapy is reviewed in order to assess the safety of this treatment. From 1968 through September 30, 1993, 300,086 injections were administered to 6,319 patients suffering from allergic asthma and/or rhinitis. Systemic reactions reported during the whole period were 184 (0.061%) in 134 subjects (2.1%) ...
Spencer D M - - 1994
Flushing disorders are associated with sweating (wet flushes) or without sweating (dry flushes). When associated with systemic symptoms and histaminuria, flushing reactions may easily be confused with mastocytosis or pheochromocytoma. We report a case of a woman with significant transient histaminuria that could be dissociated from episodes of thermal wet ...
Moreau A - - 1994
We report a case of contact sensitivity to Flammentin ASN, a flame retardant used on cotton and wool. The patient was a painter who was protecting his face with a white cotton cap. He presented with eczema of the forehead at the sites of cap contact. Patch tests with the ...
Kaniwa M - - 1994
5 cases of allergic contact dermatitis from rubber gloves were investigated by our recommended procedures using a combination of patch testing in patients and chemical analysis of causative rubber products by gas chromatography (GC) and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). We previously confirmed that zinc ethylphenyldithiocarbamate (ZEPC), a dithiocarbamae-type accelerator (DTC), ...
Tanus T - - 1994
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening disease that characteristically presents with multiple arrays of dermatologic, respiratory, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal derangements, in general, suddenly after exposure to an allergen. It can, however, occur without an identifiable precipitant or event, and this well-defined entity has been called idiopathic anaphylaxis. The diagnosis of idiopathic anaphylaxis ...
Garty B Z - - 1994
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of erythema multiforme and hypersensitivity myocarditis caused by ampicillin. CASE SUMMARY: A 13-year-old boy was treated with ampicillin and gentamicin because of suspected septicemia. Medications were discontinued when erythema multiforme and congestive heart failure caused by myocarditis occurred. The patient was treated with methylprednisolone and ...
Sei Y - - 1994
In order to elucidate the effectiveness of anti-mycotics in treating seborrhoeic dermatitis, an attempt was made to isolate Malassezia from seborrhoeic lesions of patients of seborrhoeic dermatitis. The results revealed that, in male patients, 46/49 cases were positive for Malassezia furfur on the face and 30/48 cases were positive for ...
Broadberry R E - - 1994
BACKGROUND: The incidence of the Mill phenotype among Chinese blood donors in Taiwan is 7.3 percent. Anti-"Mia" is the most frequently occurring alloantibody of potential clinical significance encountered among Chinese patients in Taiwan, with a frequency of 0.28 percent. CASE REPORTS: A case of hemolytic disease of the newborn and ...
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