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Twelve non-atopic and 27 atopic preschool children were studied to determine the effect of pertussis booster vaccination on cutaneous histamine sensitivity and IgE antibody response to the naturally-occurring ragweed aeroallergen. Prick tests of histamine and ragweed extract, as well as ragweed-RAST, were performed prior to, and after, their booster… (More)
In this study the percentage of T and B lymphocytes was not significantly different between asthmatics and normal subjects. However, the absolute number of T and B lymphocytes was lower in asthmatics, which supports the hypothesis that atopy may be associated with immunodeficiency state.
Thirty-seven (74%) of 50 randomly selected non-atopic individuals gave precipitins against one or more of the seven common aeroallergen extracts surveyed by counterimmunoelectrophoresis. The precipitin lines could be absorbed out by antihuman IgG and homologous extracts, but were not affected by N-acetyl-glucosamine, protein A, heterologous extracts,… (More)
Despite significant strides in serologic methodologies, the skin test, when properly done, has remained the single most sensitive and practical assay for specific dermal-bound reaginic antibody. Its value could further be enhanced if and when characterization and standardization of the allergen extracts become a reality. While the technique is simple, the… (More)
A unique association between desquamative interstitial pneumonia and granulomatous lymphadenopathy in a six-year-old black girl is presented. Although clinical and laboratory improvement followed corticosteroid therapy, fairly severe restrictive pulmonary disease persisted.