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BACKGROUND The possibility of inducing oral desensitization in patients with food allergy is still controversial and no standardized programmes are yet available. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of oral desensitization in patients with allergy induced by the most common food allergens. METHODS Fifty-nine patients with food allergy underwent an(More)
In the literature there are several reports dealing with the possibility of a desensitising treatment in food allergy, but there are very few studies about the immunological mechanisms of oral desensitisation. We studied the immunological modifications in four children who underwent oral desensitisation with cow milk. Four children with cow milk allergy(More)
Allergy to peanuts represents one of the most severe food allergies, rarely remitting compared with milk and egg allergy and frequently associated with life-threatening allergic reactions (1, 2). Its prevalence in the United States is 1.1% (3). Clinical manifestations range from vomiting, diarrhea, and local or generalized urticaria–angioedema to dyspnea,(More)
BACKGROUND Fungal infection may be secondary to nasal polyposis or represent a real etiopathogenic factor in the infection itself. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a combined treatment with lysine acetylsalicylate (LAS) and amphotericin B in preventing recurrence in patients with nasal polyposis with accompanying(More)
In this case report, the authors, after reviewing the literature data about contrast agents in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and correlated problems, investigate the immunological mechanism of an adverse reaction to gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA), in order to demonstrate an IgE-mediated immunological pathogenesis. The case of a patient who underwent(More)
Nickel allergy is the most common contact allergy. Some nickel-sensitive patients present systemic (cutaneous and/or digestive) symptoms related to the ingestion of high nickel-content foods, which significantly improve after a specific low nickel-content diet. The etiopathogenetic role of nickel in the genesis of systemic disorders is, furthermore,(More)
Wheat represents an essential component of daily nutrition often causing allergic reactions by inhalation (bakers’ asthma and rhinitis) or ingestion (food allergy symptoms and wheat-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis). Wheat avoidance represents the only effective therapeutic approach, but it is not easy in terms of compliance and expense and may have(More)
The possibility of obtaining oral desensitization in patients with food allergy is still a matter of debate. We decided to evaluate the safety and efficacy of standardized protocols for oral desensitization with the most common food allergens. Forty-two children (ages up to 16 years) diagnosed as affected by food allergy (on the basis of clinical history,(More)