Joe Venzor

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Urticarial vasculitis is a clinico-pathologic entity typified by recurrent episodes of urticaria that have the histopathologic features of leukocytoclastic vasculitis. The cutaneous features may include painful, burning or pruritic skin lesions, the persistence of individual lesions greater than 24 hours, palpable purpura, pronounced central clearing of(More)
BACKGROUND IL-5 is central to the pathogenesis of airway eosinophilic inflammation and hyperresponsiveness associated with both atopic and nonatopic asthma. The therapeutic potential of IL-5 antagonists in asthma is supported by the inhibition of airway eosinophilia and hyperresponsiveness in animal models receiving neutralizing anti-IL-5 mAbs intravenously(More)
Herein we report a patient with Behçet's like syndrome, idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia, opportunistic infections, and a large polyclonal population of TCR alpha beta + CD4- CD8- T cells. Microfluorimetric analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells revealed CD4+ T-cell counts of 10 +/- 5/mm3. The CD3+ T cells were 99% TCR alpha beta +, of which 74 +/-(More)
BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs is thought to depend on cycloxygenase inhibition coupled to upregulation of 5-lipoxygenase-dependent pathways. The introduction of leukotriene-receptor antagonists afforded the opportunity to test this hypothesis. These agents provide at least partial protection against aspirin-induced(More)
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