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  1. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Little is known about the association of urticarial vasculitis (UV) with thyroid autoimmunity. The latter has been mostly described in the setting of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). In this ...

    Authors: Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda, Emanuel Vanegas, Valeria L. Mata, Miguel Felix, German D. Ramon, Sofia Cherrez and Annia Cherrez

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:25

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  2. Content type: Review

    Allergic rhinitis (AR) poses a global health problem and can be challenging to treat. Many of the current symptomatic treatments for AR have been available for decades, yet there has been little improvement in...

    Authors: Leif Bjermer, Marit Westman, Mats Holmström and Magnus C. Wickman

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:24

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  3. Content type: Short report

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and cognitive dysfunction. Current thinking links chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) with oxidative stress and sy...

    Authors: Danbing Ke, Yuji Kitamura, Duncan Lejtenyi, Bruce Mazer, Robert T. Brouillette and Karen Brown

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:23

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  4. Content type: Correction

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an atopic condition of the esophagus that has become increasingly recognized over the last 15 years. Diagnosis of the disorder is dependent on the patient’s clinical manifesta...

    Authors: Stuart Carr, Edmond S. Chan and Wade Watson

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:22

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    The original article was published in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:58

  5. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Omalizumab, a recombinant humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the IgE molecule, is the first biologic approved for moderate-to-severe allergic asthmatics, who remain uncontrolled despite high dose inhaled ...

    Authors: Manali Mukherjee, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Katherine Radford, Chynna Huang, Richard Leigh, Delbert R. Dorscheid, Catherine Lemiere, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Susan Waserman, James Martin and Parameswaran Nair

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:21

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  6. Content type: Research

    Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is the treatment target of omalizumab, a monoclonal antibody indicated in the treatment of severe allergic asthma. Long-term variability of serum total IgE (sIgEtot) in asthmatics remains p...

    Authors: Renaud Louis, Charles Pilette, Olivier Michel, Alain Michils, Guy Brusselle, Antoine Poskin, Jan Van Schoor, Kris Denhaerynck, Stefaan Vancayzeele, Ivo Abraham and Sandra Gurdain

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:20

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Natural rubber latex and chlorhexidine have previously been identified as causative substances in perioperative anaphylaxis. A pelvic examinations is generally considered noninvasive, however, this procedure i...

    Authors: Mongkhon Sompornrattanaphan, Piyawut Kreetapirom, Yuttana Srinoulprasert, Duangjit Kanistanon, Anchalika Klinniyom, Chamard Wongsa and Torpong Thongngarm

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:19

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  8. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Amyopathic dermatomyositis has been associated with the exposure to several drugs: the article by Jeimy et al. described the onset of this uncommon disease in a patient treated with omalizumab. Paradoxically, ...

    Authors: Dimitri Poddighe, Zaure Mukusheva and Maikesh Assylbekova

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:18

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  9. Content type: Research

    There is increasing evidence pointing to the important role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), a key inflammatory and apoptotic mediator in urticarial inflammation. However, the role of the TNF-α system a...

    Authors: R. Grzanka, A. Damasiewicz-Bodzek and A. Kasperska-Zajac

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:15

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  10. Content type: Research

    Early accurate diagnosis and sustainable availability of affordable medicines and diagnostic tests is fundamental in optimal management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We systematic...

    Authors: Davis Kibirige, Richard E. Sanya, Rebecca Nantanda, William Worodria and Bruce Kirenga

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:14

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  11. Content type: Research

    For prophylaxis of hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, replacement therapy with human C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) treatment is approved and available as intravenous [C1-INH(IV)] (Cinryze®) and subcutaneous [C1-INH(SC)...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Bernstein, Huamin Henry Li, Timothy J. Craig, Michael E. Manning, John-Philip Lawo, Thomas Machnig, Girishanthy Krishnarajah and Moshe Fridman

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:13

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is one of the most prevalent esophageal diseases and the leading cause of dysphagia and food impaction in children and young adults. EoE represents a chronic, local immune-mediat...

    Authors: Paul Gisasola, Ainara Iriarte, Martha Rosa Larez, Laura Casanova and Luis Bujanda

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:12

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  13. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Identifying the mechanisms responsible for the development of food allergy in liver transplant recipients is more complex as there are several different clinical scenarios related to the immunological function...

    Authors: C. Caruso, E. Pinter, E. Poli, F. Ferri, M. Merli, S. Colantuono, G. Mennini, F. Melandro, G. Rumi, R. Galandrini and S. Ginanni Corradini

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:11

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  14. Content type: Research

    Epinephrine is a lifesaving medication in the treatment of anaphylaxis. Epinephrine auto-injectors are the preferred method of epinephrine administration, but are not universally available or affordable. Littl...

    Authors: Hannah G. Parish, Jacquelyn R. Morton and Julie C. Brown

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:7

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Polyethylene glycols (PEGs) and their derivatives are non-ionic polymers of ethylene oxide commercially available with numerous synonyms, such as macrogol, oxyethylene polymer, and laureth-9. Although these po...

    Authors: Vicente Jover Cerdá, Ramón Rodríguez Pacheco, Joan Doménech Witek, Francisco Manuel Marco de la Calle and María Luz de la Sen Fernández

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:9

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  16. Content type: Letter to the editor

    Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) is built upon the premise that involving knowledge users as partners in the research process will result in science that is more relevant to the public and therefore will...

    Authors: Jenna Dixon and Susan J. Elliott

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:8

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  17. Content type: Research

    Sensitization to common environmental aeroallergens plays a significant role in the pathogenesis and severity of respiratory allergic disorders, specifically asthma and allergic rhinitis. Understanding sensiti...

    Authors: Hanan Ahmed, Maria B. Ospina, Kyriaki Sideri and Harissios Vliagoftis

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:6

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  18. Content type: Case report

    We report a male with longstanding warts who presented with severe West Nile virus encephalitis (WNVE) and recovered after interferon alfa-2b and intravenous immunoglobulin. He was later found to have GATA2 de...

    Authors: Jaime S. Rosa, Shanthi Kappagoda, Amy P. Hsu, Joie Davis, Steven M. Holland and Anne Y. Liu

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:5

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Atypical X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) is a variant of cellular immunodeficiency due to hypomorphic mutations in the interleukin 2 receptor gamma (IL2RG) gene. Due to a leaky clinical phenoty...

    Authors: Che Kang Lim, Hassan Abolhassani, Sofia K. Appelberg, Mikael Sundin and Lennart Hammarström

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:2

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Melkersson–Rosenthal syndrome (MRS) is a rare, neuro-mucocutaneous disease which presents as orofacial swelling, facial palsy and fissured tongue. These symptoms may occur simultaneously or, more frequently, w...

    Authors: Mauro Cancian, Stefano Giovannini, Annalisa Angelini, Marny Fedrigo, Raffaele Bendo, Riccardo Senter and Stefano Sivolella

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2019 15:1

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  21. Content type: Research

    High bronchodilator reversibility in adult asthma is associated with distinct clinical characteristics. In this study, we aim to make a comparison with T-helper 2 (Th2)-related biomarkers, lung function and as...

    Authors: Jianghong Wei, Libing Ma, Jiying Wang, Qing Xu, Meixi Chen, Ming Jiang, Miao Luo, Jingjie Wu, Weiwei She, Shuyuan Chu and Biwen Mo

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:89

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  22. Content type: Short report

    In methacholine challenge testing (MCT), skipping a methacholine dose is suggested if FEV1 falls by < 5%. Using a larger threshold may further shorten test duration, but data supporting this hypothesis is lacking...

    Authors: Valérie Lévesque, Claude Poirier and Bruno-Pierre Dubé

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:88

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  23. Content type: Research

    Periostin has been shown to be a marker of Type 2 airway inflammation, associated with airway eosinophilia. It has a potential role in identifying asthmatics who may be responsive to treatment with monoclonal ...

    Authors: Evan Tan, Rachel Varughese, Ruth Semprini, Barney Montgomery, Cecile Holweg, Julie Olsson, Rachel Caswell-Smith, James Fingleton, Mark Weatherall, Richard Beasley and Irene Braithwaite

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:87

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  24. Content type: Research

    MP-AzeFlu, intranasal formulation of azelastine hydrochloride (AZE) and fluticasone propionate (FP), is superior to AZE or FP alone for treatment of allergic rhinitis (AR). However, the precise anti-inflammato...

    Authors: Jordi Roca-Ferrer, Laura Pujols, Maria Pérez-González, Isam Alobid, Borja Callejas, Sònia Vicens-Artés, Mireya Fuentes, Antonio Valero, César Picado, Dennis Castor, DucTung Nguyen and Joaquim Mullol

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:86

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  25. Content type: Research

    Exposure to agrochemicals is one of the many aetiological agents, postulated to cause allergic diseases. In this study, we have compared the prevalence of allergic diseases among preschool children growing in ...

    Authors: Sanath Thushara Kudagammana and Keerthi Mohotti

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:84

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  26. Content type: Short report

    Based on immunologic phenotypes underlying asthma, use of monoclonal antibody based therapies is becoming the new standard of care for severe, corticosteroid refractory clinical symptoms. Patients may qualify ...

    Authors: Samira Jeimy, Michael William Tsoulis, Julie Hachey and Harold Kim

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:68

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  27. Content type: Research

    Hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency (C1-INH-HAE) is an autosomal dominant disease resulting in random and unpredictable attacks of swelling. The swelling in C1-INH-HAE is a result of impaired ...

    Authors: Xavier Charest-Morin, Stephen Betschel, Rozita Borici-Mazi, Amin Kanani, Gina Lacuesta, Georges-Étienne Rivard, Eric Wagner, Susan Wasserman, Bill Yang and Christian Drouet

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:83

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  28. Content type: Research

    Most epidemiologic studies reporting prevalence of allergic rhinitis (AR) and nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) have assessed solely self-reported prevalence, without confirmation by objective measures. Furthermore, ...

    Authors: Yanran Huang, Yuan Zhang and Luo Zhang

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:77

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  29. Content type: Research

    Extracellular matrix proteins tenascin-C (TNC) and periostin, which were identified as T-helper cell type 2 cytokine-induced genes in human bronchial epithelial cells, accumulate in the airway basement membran...

    Authors: Mina Yasuda, Norihiro Harada, Sonoko Harada, Ayako Ishimori, Yoko Katsura, Yukinari Itoigawa, Kei Matsuno, Fumihiko Makino, Jun Ito, Junya Ono, Kazunori Tobino, Hisaya Akiba, Ryo Atsuta, Kenji Izuhara and Kazuhisa Takahashi

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:72

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  30. Content type: Research

    Chorioamnionitis is a risk factor for future asthma development. Animal models of chorioamnionitis demonstrate increased TH17-to-Treg ratios associated with proinflammatory cytokine elevations. The association of...

    Authors: Anne Marie Singh, Michael G. Sherenian, Kwang-Youn Kim, Kristin A. Erickson, Amy Yang, Karen Mestan, Linda M. Ernst and Rajesh Kumar

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:66

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  31. Content type: Research

    The SNAPSHOT program provides current data on the allergic rhinitis burden in the adult general population of five Middle Eastern countries (Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, th...

    Authors: Ahmed Al-Digheari, Bassam Mahboub, Hesham Tarraf, Taskin Yucel, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Adam Doble, Aaicha Lahlou, Luqman Tariq, Fayaz Aziz and Abdelkader El Hasnaoui

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:63

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  32. Content type: Research

    Specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) can achieve long-term remission in patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) through complex and still unknown mechanisms. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect ...

    Authors: Letícia Sousa, Carmen Martín-Sierra, Celso Pereira, Graça Loureiro, Beatriz Tavares, Susana Pedreiro, António Martinho and Artur Paiva

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:45

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  33. Content type: Case report

    X-linked lymphoproliferative disease type 1 (XLP1) is a rare primary immune deficiency, which is caused by SH2D1A gene mutations. XLP1 is commonly associated with Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)-associated hemophagocyti...

    Authors: Akihiro Tamura, Suguru Uemura, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Atsuro Saito, Aiko Kozaki, Kenji Kishimoto, Toshiaki Ishida, Daiichiro Hasegawa, Haruka Hiroki, Tsubasa Okano, Kohsuke Imai, Tomohiro Morio, Hirokazu Kanegane and Yoshiyuki Kosaka

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:82

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  34. Content type: Research

    Upper airway inflammatory diseases are associated with abnormal expression of nasal epithelial forkhead-box J1 (FOXJ1) which regulates motile cilia formation. We sought to investigate whether aberrant FOXJ1 lo...

    Authors: Yang Peng, Wei-jie Guan, Kai Sen Tan, Zhenchao Zhu, Zhuo Chen, Haiyu Hong, Zhaoni Wang, Tengfei Tian, Xiaoxue Zi, Yew Kwang Ong, Mark Thong, Li Shi, Qintai Yang, Qianhui Qiu and De-Yun Wang

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:71

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  35. Content type: Research

    The aetiology of anaphylaxis differs according to types of foods consumed, fauna and foliage and cultural practices. Although the aetiology of anaphylaxis in Western countries are well known, the causes in Sou...

    Authors: Nilhan Rajiva de Silva, W. M. D. K. Dasanayake, Chandima Karunatilake, Geethani Devika Wickramasingha, B. D. De Silva and Gathsauri Neelika Malavige

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:81

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  36. Content type: Research

    Sensitization to ash pollen is underestimated in various regions. The prevalence in Germany is about 10%. However, allergy to ash pollen is widely overlooked by allergists, since the pollination period of ash ...

    Authors: Katharina Eder, Donata Gellrich, Catalina Meßmer, Martin Canis and Moritz Gröger

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:76

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Sweet syndrome is a rare skin condition characterised by fever, neutrophilia, and tender erythematous skin lesions and has been reported to occur in association with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANC...

    Authors: A. U. Arun Kumar, Mohamed E. Elsayed, Ahmed Alghali, Alaa A. Ali, Husham Mohamed, Wael Hussein, Catriona Hackett, Niamh Leonard and Austin G. Stack

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:46

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  38. Content type: Review

    Aluminium salts are by far the most commonly used adjuvants in vaccines. There are only two aluminium salts which are used in clinically-approved vaccines, Alhydrogel® and AdjuPhos®, while the novel aluminium adj...

    Authors: Emma Shardlow, Matthew Mold and Christopher Exley

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:80

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Oral vancomycin is a first-line treatment for severe Clostridium difficile colitis. Oral vancomycin is perceived to lack systemic absorption or systemic adverse effects; however, a few cases of hypersensitivity t...

    Authors: Jeremy Barron, Adolfo Lattes and Esther-Lee Marcus

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:73

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Ginseng is a perennial herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, which has become increasingly popular world-wide due to its proposed medicinal effects. There are two major species of ginseng, Panax ginseng (Kor...

    Authors: Stephanie C. Erdle, Edmond S. Chan, Hyungjun Yang, Bruce A. Vallance, Christopher Mill and Tiffany Wong

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:79

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Hyper IgE recurrent infection syndrome (HIES) is a rare immune deficiency, characterized by recurrent staphylococcal skin and lung abscesses, pneumonia and increased IgE levels. The majority of autosomal domin...

    Authors: Rajiva de Silva, Dhanushka Dasanayake, Manouri Senanayake, Ramya Ediriweera, Savithri Dias, Chandima Karunatilleke, Karen Brocas, Fariba Tahami and Suranjith Seneviratne

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:70

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  42. Content type: Research

    Accumulating evidence suggests that the gut microbiota shapes developmental processes within the immune system. Early life antibiotic use is one factor which may contribute to immune dysfunction and the recent...

    Authors: Rozlyn C. T. Boutin, Zach Dwyer, Kyle Farmer, Chris Rudyk, Mark R. Forbes and Shawn Hayley

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:42

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  43. Content type: Case report

    An allergy to mango is extremely rare. The antigenic composition of the fruit is not fully known. Profilin from mango has a structure similar to birch tree profiling: it is responsible for cross-reactions betw...

    Authors: Natalia Ukleja-Sokołowska, Ewa Gawrońska-Ukleja, Kinga Lis, Magdalena Żbikowska-Gotz, Łukasz Sokołowski and Zbigniew Bartuzi

    Citation: Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2018 14:78

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