C. M. Kalveram

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BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions to local anesthetics are frequently reported. However, little is known about the underlying mechanisms. Therefore we investigated 177 patients with a history of 197 events after application of these drugs. METHODS The diagnostic approach included prick and intracutaneous tests, provocative challenge tests with causative(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE We investigated if the colonisation of new mattresses with house dust mites, bacteria, and fungi could be reduced by using synthetic mattress covers as compared to common cotton covers. PATIENTS/METHODS 84 healthy volunteers were assigned to two groups. Group A (n = 43) received the cotton covers, group B (n = 41) the synthetic(More)
In 132 children with neurodermitis, we measured specific IgG and IgE antibodies against components of cow's milk, soy milk, and egg. In addition we performed epidermal tests by rubbing the nutrients onto the intact skin. The results were compared to the effect of complete omission of milk, egg, and soy during four weeks and with the outcome of subsequent(More)
We report on the sensitization of a baker against alpha-amylase contained in a dough additive. Positive test reactions to alpha-amylase were observed after 20 min., 6 h, and 72 h, even following heat inactivation. Specific IgE, IgG, and IgM antibodies could be proved in the serum. We assume mixed reactions of type I, III and IV.
BACKGROUND Allergy to mare's milk is rare. Recently, however, mare's milk has been recommended for treatment of various ailments by practitioners of "alternative medicine," and it is available in health food stores. OBJECTIVE We report a case of allergic reaction to mare's milk in a 51-year-old woman who was able to tolerate cow's milk. METHODS The(More)
We report on the patterns of specific IgE, IgG, and IgA antibodies during different kinds of hyposensitization. Whereas sIgE antibodies may even be influenced by environmental stimulants, the production of sIgG antibodies depends on the amount of antigens injected for therapy. There is some evidence that patients who do not reveal sIgG response have(More)
Hintergrund und Fragestellung. Gegenstand der vorliegenden Untersuchung war die Frage, ob durch die Verwendung synthetischer Matratzenganzbezüge die Besiedlung fabrikneuer Matratzen mit Schimmelpilzen, Bakterien und Hausstaubmilben im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Baumwollbezügen reduziert werden kann. Patienten/Methodik. Es wurden 84 freiwillige Personen auf(More)
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