Graça Loureiro

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INTRODUCTION Food allergy is an increasing problem with limited therapeutic approaches apart from to the eviction diet. CASE PRESENTATION A 40-year-old female patient with food allergy symptoms was polysensitized to almost all vegetable food since the age of 36; the onset of symptoms was during pregnancy. The allergological study demonstrated positive(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are major health issues in Western societies. They are related with a higher risk of different co-morbidities but their relationship with airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) is still under discussion. Nevertheless, they are related to higher severity in asthma and other respiratory diseases. The aim of the study was to analyze(More)
BACKGROUND Basophils are important effectors cells in allergic rhinitis (AR) since they are involved in immunoglobulin (Ig) E - mediated inflammation and in the release of pro-inflammatory mediators. Specific subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) provides clear immunologic modulation in some immune cells, however its systemic effects on basophils are not well(More)
Practitioner's Corner father mentioned that on the placebo day he had eaten an omelet sandwich less than half an hour before the onset of the child's reaction; immediately afterwards he had played with and kissed his son without washing his hands or mouth. With this information, we suspected that the patient had experienced contact urticaria caused by egg(More)
  • G Loureiro, M A Rabaça, B Blanco, S Andrade, C Chieira, C Pereira
  • 2005
Cova da Beira is an interior central region of Portugal, with a population of 93,000 inhabitants. The first pollen counts performed in Portugal revealed the highest values of the country in this area. The aim of this study was to assess the aeroallergens sensitization in an allergic population, according to the age groups. In a 5 year period (1995-2000)(More)
Here we evaluated whether allergic rhinitis to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus induces alterations on circulating B cell subsets. Circulating B cell subsets and isotype expression on antigen-experienced B cells from allergic patients under conventional pharmacological treatment (NO-SIT, n = 15) and under subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT, n = 33), and(More)
INTRODUCTION High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is a widespread medical imaging method for the study of thoracic diseases. In asthma it is very useful particularly when it is difficult to achieve an effective control of disease, and in severe deterioration. AIM It was intended to evaluate the imaging changes by HRCT in asthmatic patients and to(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational allergy among florists and people who work in cut flower production of Alstroemeria cultivars (Peruvian lily or Inca lily) has been previously reported. The allergen involved in sensitization is tulipalin A (alpha-methylene-gamma-butyrolactone). CASE REPORT We describe the case of a 65-year-old woman who developed severe dermatitis(More)
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