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BACKGROUND Idiopathic angioedema is defined as localized swelling of the cutaneous and mucosal tissue that occurs in episodes without a clear etiology. It can be problematic to treat when the underlying pathophysiology is not well understood. OBJECTIVE To identify successful treatments of idiopathic angioedema reported in the literature. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Although Trichophyton tonsurans remains a major cause of dermataophytoses in US children, nosocomial spread may go unrecognized in health care settings. We describe a staff outbreak of T tonsurans infection among health care workers in a freestanding pediatric hospital. METHODS Epidemiologic evaluation (retrospective and prospective) was(More)
Food allergies are estimated to affect as many as 8 % of children with 2.5 % being allergic to peanut products. Based on the results of recent surveys, this prevalence has been increasing over the last few decades for unknown reasons. As children with food allergies reach school age, the issue is becoming more common in schools. For that reason, schools are(More)
BACKGROUND Approximately 1% of the U.S. population has a peanut allergy. Previous studies that measured peanut protein in house dust support the hypothesis that household peanut consumption may lead to clinical sensitization through transdermal exposure. OBJECTIVE The aim of this pilot study was to characterize Ara h2 levels in house dust from homes with(More)
In recent years, food allergy has become a problem that affects the physical health and emotional well-being of individuals and their families. As many as 15 million people in the United States have food allergies, with nearly 6 million of them being children.1 Both medical and lay publications (www.foodallergy.org) reiterate the prevalence and effect of(More)
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