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BACKGROUND Peanut allergy is common, but cross-allergy between legumes is rare. Proteins from Lupinus albus are increasingly eaten in the form of seeds or additives to wheat flour. The risk of cross-allergenicity is still insufficiently known. OBJECTIVE We sought to study the risk of cross-allergy to lupine in patients allergic to peanut and to study(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess how mean systemic pressure (Psm) and resistance to venous return (Rvr) behave during passive leg raising (PLR) in cases of fluid responsiveness and fluid unresponsiveness. METHOD In 30 patients with an acute circulatory failure, in order to estimate the venous return curve, we constructed the regression(More)
BACKGROUND The increase in frequency of peanut allergy and fatal cases have been reported. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study is to document the severity of food allergy to peanuts by evaluating the reactive dose of peanuts and to search for the role of peanut oil. METHODS This study is carried out on the basis of 142 observations collected(More)
BACKGROUND Cereal-associated allergy is particularly considered a serious problem, because cereals are essential in our daily diet. Wheat proteins are classified into albumins, globulins and prolamins (insoluble gliadins and glutenins). OBJECTIVES Our objectives were to study the involvement in food allergy to wheat of these different protein types by(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of sesame allergy is increasing in European countries. Cases of severe allergy lack any evidence of specific immunoglobulin (Ig)Es by prick tests and CAPSystem-FEIA. The reasons for this negativity are unknown. METHODS In 32 patients displaying immediate symptoms such as anaphylactic shock, asthma, urticaria, angioedema, sesame(More)
Strains of Influenza A representative of human, avian, swine and equine sources were examined for decay when in aerosol form. Strains having their origin in avian and equine hosts were considerably more resistant to decay. Strains derived from human and swine sources were less resistant and bore a similarity in this property.
Allergens of natural latex, latex gloves, avocado pear, and banana extracts were investigated by an immunoblotting technique in sera of patients experiencing associated latex and fruit allergies. Extracts were separated by sodium dodecyl-sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and electroblotted onto nitrocellulose. After incubation with patients' sera,(More)
BACKGROUND Ticks are able to transmit, through biting, various viral, parasitic, and bacterial diseases, the best known being Lyme disease due to Borrelia burgdorferi. In addition, ticks may also induce allergic reactions. OBJECTIVE A study of immediate and delayed skin reactions are undertaken to give evidence of an IgE-dependent mechanism. METHODS Two(More)