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Pauszek M E - - 1990
The ampicillin analog, amoxicillin, can potentially produce the same hypersensitivity reaction as the ampicillin. The case of a patient treated with amoxicillin for a sore throat, who later presented with a rash, is reviewed. Infectious mononucleosis was considered and then supported by a positive mono spot. It would appear therefore ...
Larsen A I - - 1990
Benomyl is a widely used fungicide. Contact allergy to benomyl has been reported in a few cases. We describe a group of 62 workers, exposed to benomyl. None had contact dermatitis from benomyl. It appears that benomyl at most is a weak sensitizer. We suggest that earlier-reported allergy may represent ...
Bleasel A F - - 1990
We report the case of a man who developed anosmia while taking doxycycline tablets for a skin disorder. Two other cases of parosmia occurring in association with doxycycline have been reported to the Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health since 1972. Disturbances ...
Rosen T - - 1990
Lepidopterism is the term used to describe the aggregate adverse medical effects resulting from contact with adult or larval forms of butterflies and moths. Histamine, histamine-releasing substances, kinin activators, and other as yet undefined proteins are responsible for cutaneous, cardiovascular, neurologic, and constitutional signs and symptoms of lepidopterism. Insect venom ...
Riedel R R - - 1990
We report the case of a 49-year-old patient with progressive sensomotor polyneuropathy who developed nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after 2 1/2 months of azathioprine therapy. Administration of the drug was interrupted. These symptoms recurred immediately after rechallenge with azathioprine. A duodenal biopsy demonstrated a massive local eosinophilia without peripheral blood ...
Belsito D V - - 1990
Prior to 1979, there had been no reports of contact urticaria to rubber products. Since that time, many cases have been reported. At New York University, the first case, secondary to cornstarch allergy, was seen in 1985. Since that time, we have seen an additional six cases, five of them ...
MacColl S - - 1989
The practice of dentistry necessitates the administration of numerous drugs by the oral route or by injection. This paper presents a case report in which a patient experienced an acute allergic reaction following mandibular block with articaine hydrochloride for dental extraction. It also reviews the pathophysiology of allergy and the ...
Dreyfors J M - - 1989
The available literature on hexamethylenetetramine (hexamine) was reviewed with emphasis on its toxicology and epidemiology, its thermal decomposition and regulatory concerns related to its uses. Large quantities of hexamine are used in the foundry, tire and rubber, and phenolformaldehyde resins industries and in other diverse applications. Excessive exposure to solid ...
Rakitzis E T - - 1989
A kinetic analysis is presented of reactions of protein modification, and/or of modification-induced enzyme inactivation, which can formally be described by a single exponential function, or by a summation of two exponential functions, of reaction time plus a constant term. The reaction schemes compatible with the kinetic formalism of these ...
Soto J - - 1989
Numerous reports had been published implicating IPPD and other amine-type antioxidants as the causative agents in patients with allergic sensitization following the use of industrial and household products that have black rubber in their composition. The amine-type antioxidants, used to stabilize the polymer chains and to prevent rubber from cracking, ...
Barranco Sanz P - - 1989
The mercurial compounds are known to be a common cause of allergic contact dermatitis. Immediate hypersensitivity is rarely induced by mercurial organic derivatives. However, none of the published cases showed both immediate and delayed hypersensitivity as was the case of one of our two patients. A boy and a woman ...
Simon M R - - 1989
A 31-year-old man with allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma experienced an episode of anaphylaxis following an injection of allergens during hyposensitization. His anaphylactic episode was remarkable because of a relative sinus bradycardia at the beginning of his reaction. This case is reported to highlight the importance of not confusing the anaphylactic ...
Shepherd G M - - 1989
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis resulting from sensitivity to the fungus Cryptostroma corticale was last reported 20 years ago in association with the occupation of stripping bark from maple logs. A case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis is presented which was associated with exposure to Cryptostroma corticale from non-maple bark chips used to grow orchids. ...
Goh C L - - 1989
A noneczematous eruption associated with allergic contact dermatitis is described. Five patients had disseminated erythematous urticarial papular and plaque eruptions secondary to contact allergy to two substances (four to proflavine and one to a permanent waving lotion). The eruption appeared to be similar to the previously described "erythema multiforme-like eruption" ...
Scott M J MJ - - 1989
Unique, specific lesions due to contact with a table tennis ball are described. These have not previously been reported in the literature.
Gamboa P M - - 1989
Persulphate salts are among the various chemical substances that can cause occupational diseases in hairdressers. We present the case of a 21 year-old female who worked in a hairdressing salon for five and a half years. Five years prior to consultation, she presented with rhinitic symptoms and wheezing dyspnea which ...
Hostynek J J - - 1989
Observation of an individual with immediate-type reaction following exaggerated dermal exposure to hypochlorite-containing cleaning products prompted review of similar hypersensitivity reactions attributed to hypochlorite or other highly reactive chemicals. This review confirms isolated incidences of hypochlorite sensitivity of the delayed type (allergic contact dermatitis), as well as immediate-type reactions from ...
Ogle K M - - 1988
A case of immediate hypersensitivity to the chemotherapeutic agent etoposide is reported. The clinical details of the case and features of previously reported cases are outlined. An attempt to re-treat the patient with etoposide was unsuccessful despite vigorous premedication, in contrast to previous reports. The mechanism of hypersensitivity to this ...
Bem J L - - 1988
1. In 1986 the CSM received 15,527 yellow cards. This was the highest number received in any one year since the scheme started in 1964. Much of the increase was due to the use by doctors of the yellow cards now included in the British National Formulary and NHS prescription ...
van Joost T - - 1988
Sensitization to epichlorohydrin (ECH) is reported in 6 patients with occupational contact allergy. In 2 cases, an isolated positive test to ECH was found. In the remaining 4 cases, concomitant positive reactions were seen to "ICDRG epoxy resin" (MW 385) and to liquid epoxy resin (MW 370). Allergy to bisphenol ...
Tomb R R - - 1988
3 cases of contact dermatitis from ginkgo fruit are reported. Swelling of the prepuce can be the only clinical sign of intolerance, as was observed in 1 case. Diagnosis of contact dermatitis to ginkgo fruit should be made in cities where female ginkgo trees grow, in Chinese, Japanese and South-East ...
Monk B E - - 1988
We describe a case of allergic contact urticaria provoked by locusts in a laboratory research worker. One of her colleagues also had locust-induced contact urticaria, and another had asthma provoked by locust exposure. Contact urticaria to locusts is an occupational hazard apparently well known to professional entomologists, but one which ...
de Wit F S - - 1988
8 cases of contact dermatitis from toluenesulfonamide formaldehyde resin in a nail hardener are presented. Most patients had used nail lacquers containing this resin for many years without trouble, but became sensitized to the resin shortly after the introduction of this particular nail hardener. A hypothesis concerning the possible mechanism ...
Bosken C H - - 1988
We describe the pathologic features in surgically excised lung tissue specimens from 18 cases of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). The main abnormalities involved bronchi and bronchioles. All cases showed bronchocentric granulomatosis (BCG), mucoid impaction of bronchi (MIB), or both. The impacted mucin of MIB contained large numbers of eosinophils and ...
Bigby M - - 1988
Between October 1982 and June 1985 the Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting System received reports of 104 suspected adverse reactions occurring in 93 patients who took isotretinoin. Adverse reactions involving the skin and mucous membranes (29 reports), central nervous system (23), musculoskeletal system (12), pregnancy (11), and eyes (8) were most ...
Edman B - - 1988
A statistical study of the relationship between vesicular palmar eczema and various clinical variables was carried out. Vesicular palmar eczema was found in 153 cases (38%), thereof 113 females (76%). Ninety-two percent of all found cases could be regarded as pompholyx. Three new pathogenetic factors were suggested in the vesicular ...
Ratnam K V - - 1988
During a 10-year period (1976-1985), eight Chinese patients from a population of 2.5 million fulfilled the criteria for dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA bullous dermatosis (LABD). These rare diseases among Asians presented during the third decade of life with homogenous linear IgA deposits along the dermoepidermal junction in four of ...
Fernández Herrera J M - - 1988
A case of halo eczema in melanocytic nevi is reported. Immunohistochemical techniques using monoclonal antibodies distinguished this condition from halo nevus. The lack of the expression of interleukin 2 receptor by T lymphocytes in the infiltrate suggest that the process is probably different from that of the allergic contact dermatitis.
Lapierre Y D - - 1987
The benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms are presented here. The psychotic reactions to benzodiazepine withdrawal are seldom described in the literature. We report a case of acute manic-like reaction induced by sudden lorazepam withdrawal. The sudden release of catecholamines following abrupt cessation of short half-life benzodiazepine is suggested as underlying mechanism for ...
Romaguera C - - 1987
In the context of contact dermatitis of a none professional character, the shoe allergic contact dermatitis has been mentioned in the literature for many years, in spite of not being frequent. During the last 15 years, our Department of Dermatology has accumulated a certain experience (225 cases) of this. The ...
Hausen B M - - 1987
Propolis or bee-glue, a resinous bee-hive product, is the cause of an increasing number of cases of allergic contact dermatitis. Formerly only observed in bee-keepers, propolis allergy today is mainly seen in individuals who use propolis in bio-cosmetics and self treatment of various diseases. Nearly 200 cases are summarized in ...
Sollitto R J - - 1987
Contact shoe dermatitis is a common dermatologic problem. Misdiagnosis of this condition can lead to significant disability. An organized and detailed evaluation of the patient with foot lesions leads to proper diagnosis and treatment. Review of the literature and a case study of contact shoe dermatitis, along with a discussion ...
Myers C B - - 1987
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an unusual complication of using humidification devices. It is characterized by the acute onset of dyspnea, cough, fever, and chills after exposure to an offending antigen. This report describes a 54-year-old female laryngectomee who had repeated hospitalizations for postoperative dyspnea with normal chest roentgenograms and sputum cultures, ...
Selner J C - - 1987
We present three case reports involving patients with vocal cord dysfunction. The onset of symptoms in one case was coincident with a generalized cutaneous reaction to penicillin with laryngeal involvement. The other cases had been misdiagnosed as food allergy and chemical sensitivity. We describe the psychologic factors in these cases ...
de Groot A C - - 1987
10 cases of contact allergy from the sunscreen Eusolex 8021 are reported. 5 patients were sensitized to a lipstick, 4 to a sunscreen cream, and 1 reacted to several cosmetic creams. Of 9 patients tested with the 2 ingredients of Eusolex 8021, 5 proved to be allergic to both (chemically ...
Perkins J B - - 1987
Hypersensitivity reactions due to chloramphenicol are rarely reported in the literature. We present a case report of a patient with typhoid fever who experienced a hypersensitivity reaction subsequent to the infusion of chloramphenicol sodium succinate. The patient had previously reacted similarly to ampicillin infusion. A brief review of reported cases ...
Dooms-Goossens A - - 1987
Thiourea and its derivatives have been widely used in industry since the beginning of this century, but it was only in the late 1960s that reports of cases of contact dermatitis to these compounds began to appear in the literature. This literature is reviewed. We have observed eight cases of ...
Kar H K - - 1987
A male 26 years old patient with BB type of leprosy was encountered with a typical clinical presentations of up-grading (reversal) Type 1 Lepra Reaction. These included sudden appearance of tender, erythematous nodular eruptions mimicking ENL, severe constitutional symptoms like high grade fever, malaise, vomiting, epistaxis, joint pain and tenosynovitis ...
Powers N G - - 1987
We present a detailed case report of an idiosyncratic reaction to phenytoin and review the manifestations in 16 additional pediatric patients (2.5-21 years of age) described in the literature. These cases illustrate the frequency of fever (82%), rash (94%), lymphadenopathy (94%), hepatitis (94%), and eosinophilia (76%). This constellation of signs ...
Hayward P J - - 1987
We have successfully used fibrin glue to avoid operative nasal packing in 30 cases of septal surgery. Avoiding a nasal pack is not only more acceptable to the patient but may also reduce hospital stay. Analysis of our results showed some minor short-term complications but initial post-operative septal deviation tended ...
Campbell J R - - 1987
We present a case in a male patient from Indonesia of nasal leech infestation by Dinobdella ferox that had gone unnoticed for at least three months. The possibility of leech endoparasitism should not be overlooked in people presenting with epistaxis or hemoptysis and a history of recent contact with fresh ...
Gunnison A F - - 1987
Sulfiting agents (sulfur dioxide and the sodium and potassium salts of bisulfite, sulfite, and metabisulfite) are widely used as preservatives in foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. Within the past 5 years, there have been numerous reports of adverse reactions to sulfiting agents. This review presents a comprehensive compilation and discussion of ...
Curley R K - - 1986
Multiple sensitivities to amide local anesthetics occurred in a 70-year-old woman following dental treatment. Soft-tissue swelling of the cheek was the clinical presentation. Patch testing confirmed type IV hypersensitivity to lidocaine, prilocaine, mepivacaine, and dibucaine. We review the classification of local anesthetics and the literature relating to contact sensitivity to ...
Dooms-Goossens A E - - 1986
A general review is given of airborne-induced contact dermatoses, particularly of the irritant and allergenic types. Because the reports in the literature often omit the term airborne, 12 volumes of Contact Dermatitis (January 1975-July 1985) were screened, and the cases cited were classified in function of the anamnesis, lesion locations, ...
Fitzpatrick J E - - 1986
A 56-year-old man with a 7-year history of well-documented mycosis fungoides is reported. Because the patient was a treatment failure with topical nitrogen mustard due to severe allergic contact dermatitis, and because of recent reports of the efficacy of retinoid compounds, he was treated with a 6-month course of isotretinoin ...
Kennedy K S - - 1986
Lidocaine hydrochloride is an amide-type local anesthetic, commonly used for facial plastic as well as other surgical procedures. In an unusual case of reproducible anaphylactic reaction to lidocaine, early treatment with epinephrine, oxygenation, and intravenous fluid resuscitation resulted in relief of the symptoms. This case demonstrates the importance of sensitivity ...
Powers B J - - 1986
A drug rechallenge proved chlorzoxazone to be hepatotoxic in a patient who had been treated with a combination of it and acetaminophen (Parafon Forte) for several months. Failure to demonstrate a toxic response to acetaminophen coupled with a dramatic response to a single dose of chlorzoxazone implicated chlorzoxazone as the ...
Pilger C - - 1986
3 cases of contact allergy due to the biocides 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one are reported. 2 workers exposed to a soluble oil containing these 2 biocides experienced allergic contact dermatitis from them. The 3rd case was that of the chemist who separated the 2 materials for the execution of this investigation. ...
Freeman S - - 1986
A woman complained of severe itching and flushing after sexual intercourse or other physical contact with her husband. She developed a weal and flare on intradermal testing with her husband's semen and sweat, pooled donor semen and the sweat from her 2 sons. This is a report of allergy to ...
Myrhed M - - 1986
During the period February 1983 to December 1984 the Swedish Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee received 80 reports describing 116 adverse reactions with a possible or probable connection to nifedipine. The most frequently reported reactions are oedema, tachycardia, headache and rash. Confusion and sleep disorders constitute 8 cases. Impaired angina ...
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