Genevieve Villablanca Llanora

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To the Editor, We report a 9 year-old Chinese girl, born full term with no family history of recurrent infections or immunodeficiency. She had received hepatitis B and BCG vaccinations at birth without complications. She had multiple infections in infancy including Klebsiella pneumoniae urinary tract infection at 1 month and another two episodes of(More)
BACKGROUND NSAID intolerance is not uncommon. Etoricoxib, a cox-2 inhibitor NSAID, has been shown to be a safe alternative in these patients. This study aims to determine the rate of NSAID intolerant patients who are able to tolerate etoricoxib without adverse reactions. METHODS This study analyzed charts and electronic databases of all patients referred(More)
BACKGROUND On the basis of the proven prebiotic effects of oligosaccharides in cow's milk formula (CMF) in infants, CMFs are supplemented with oligosaccharides. OBJECTIVE We present a series of 5 cases of cow's milk-tolerant but atopic patients with a history of respiratory allergies. All had anaphylaxis after the ingestion of CMF supplemented with(More)
Eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common skin disease in children, and recent data derived from several studies showed that the prevalence of AD is still increasing in most Asian countries. The role of allergic reactions in AD is still a matter of debate. In some children allergy is not involved, while in others allergic reactions can trigger and(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying toddlers at increased risk of developing persistent wheeze provides an opportunity for risk-reducing interventions. House dust mite (HDM) allergen sensitization might identify this group of high-risk children. OBJECTIVE We examined whether a positive skin prick test (SPT) to at least 1 of the 3 HDMs in wheezing toddlers, would serve(More)
BACKGROUND Shellfish allergy in Singapore is highly prevalent, and shrimp allergy is the most common. OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the clinical characteristics and immunological phenotype of shellfish allergy in this population. METHODS Patients with self-reported shellfish allergy were recruited from outpatient clinics of three large hospitals(More)
Anaphylaxis to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), a prebiotic, has been described in atopic patients following its supplementation in commercial milk formula in South-East Asia. The epidemiology of this usual allergy to a carbohydrate is unknown. This study evaluated the prevalence of allergy to two formulations of commercial GOS, Vivinal™ GOS (vGOS) and(More)
INTRODUCTION From a birth cohort of at-risk Asian infants, we prospectively investigated the role of early onset allergen sensitization and clinical phenotypes as risk factors for atopic disorders at the age of 5 years. METHODS AND MATERIALS The study recruited 253 families with a history of allergic disease in a first degree relative from an antenatal(More)
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome (GCS) is a sporadic dermatosis affecting mainly children. It is characterized by multiple, confluent, monomorphic and pruritic pink to red-brown papules or papulovesicles, distributed symmetrically on the face, extensor surfaces of the extremities and buttocks, commonly sparing the trunk, palms and soles. This can be preceded by a(More)