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To further investigate into the epidaemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Southern Europe, we have assessed the incidence, clinical spectrum and survival of patients diagnosed with late-onset SLE (age ≥ 50 years) according to the 1982 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria at the single hospital for a well-defined(More)
BACKGROUND Sensitization to peach and related Rosaceae fruits without clinical expression is commonly observed as the result of the extensive cross-reactivity of IgE antibodies directed toward lipid transfer proteins (LTPs), Bet v 1 homologues, profilins, and carbohydrate determinants. OBJECTIVE We aimed to study whether there are any clinical or(More)
We report the case of an atopic housewife who presented with rhinoconjunctivitis-asthma and contact urticaria from handling rice and other cereals. She tolerated cooke cereals. Both skin prick tests with a rice extract (20% w/v) and a rub test with raw rice gave positive results. Bronchial challenge test with methacholine revealed a PC20 of 0.45 mg/ml. The(More)
To further establish potential differences according to sex in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients from Southern Europe. We assessed clinical and epidemiological data of patients diagnosed with SLE according to the 1982 American College of Rheumatology classification criteria at the single hospital for a well-defined population of Northwest Spain,(More)
Fifty-seven patients, diagnosed with temporal arteritis by biopsy from 1981 to 1990, were studied. The average annual incidence rate/100,000 population aged 50 and older, which was slightly lower than those from other Mediterranean countries of Europe, was 6. Apart from a predominance of males, age, clinical and laboratory features were similar to those(More)
To further investigate the epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in southern Europe, we assessed the incidence, prevalence, clinical spectrum of the disease, flares, and survival of patients diagnosed with SLE in the Lugo region of northwestern Spain. Between January 1987 and December 2006, 150 Lugo residents were diagnosed as having SLE(More)
Type I hypersensitivity to pistachio nut antigens was demonstrated in three patients by means of immediate skin-test reactivity, specific IgE determination by a fluoroimmunoassay (CAP), CAP-inhibition and leucocyte histamine release. Sensitization to other dried fruits and pollens was observed in the patients. The CAP-inhibition studies revealed significant(More)