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BACKGROUND Atopy and plasma IgE concentration are genetically complex traits, and the specific genetic risk factors that lead to IgE dysregulation and clinical atopy are an area of active investigation. OBJECTIVE We sought to ascertain the genetic risk factors that lead to IgE dysregulation. METHODS A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects up to 80% of children with asthma and increases asthma severity. Thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) is a key mediator of allergic inflammation. The role of the TSLP gene (TSLP) in the pathogenesis of AR has not been studied. OBJECTIVE To test for associations between variants in TSLP, TSLP-related genes, and AR(More)
BACKGROUND Cockroach allergy is a key contributor to asthma morbidity in children living in urban environments. OBJECTIVE We sought to document immune responses to cockroach allergen and provide direction for the development of immunotherapy for cockroach allergy. METHODS Four pilot studies were conducted: (1) an open-label study to assess the safety of(More)
The Mixed Gonadal Dysgenesis represents the 7.6% of all our patients with intersexual states. We report 14 patients who present Mixed Gonadal Dysgenesis. We have studied: diagnosis age; external genitalia description; sex assigned in birth and if has changed; the karyotype; sex chromatine; hormonal study; genitography; internal genitalia and internal(More)
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