Marta Chełmińska

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In the face of increasing prevalence of hypersensitivity reactions, introduction of effective, reliable and safe methods plays a crucial role in their diagnosing. Among the currently available laboratory (in vitro) methods is basophil activation test (BAT). It is a flow- cytometry based assay that allows to identificate in the blood sample basophils and(More)
BACKGROUND Recent data indicate that fungi may contribute to increased severity of asthma. OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of allergy to 15 mold allergens among patients hospitalized because of exacerbation of asthma and to evaluate the relationship between the severity of the disease and allergy to particular molds. METHODS Skin prick tests with(More)
INTRODUCTION Symptoms resulting from the activation and release of mediators from the mast cells are observed in about 30% of the patients with mastocytosis. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of anaphylactic reactions and to identify the risk factors for anaphylaxis in patients with mastocytosis depending on the type of the(More)
Differentiation between asymptomatic sensitization to fungi and clinically relevant allergy is difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the value of nasal provocation with fungal allergens in the diagnosis of allergic rhinitis with special attention to the late phase of monitoring. Eighteen patients with allergic rhinitis and confirmed sensitivity to(More)
Mastocytosis is an uncommon disease classified as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, however, its symptoms are broad and place patients at crossroads between dermatology, hematology and allergology. Patients with mastocytosis often suffer from symptoms resulting from the activation and release of mediators from the mast cells, such as generalized itching,(More)
BACKGROUND Allergen-specific immunotherapy is the most effective method of treatment in allergy to wasp venom. However, its mechanism of action is still not fully understood. The aim of this study is to describe changes in microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients undergoing the buildup phase of venom immunotherapy. METHODS The study group comprised 7 adult(More)
YKL-40 is a chitinase-like protein found to correlate with asthma as well as numerous infectious and autoimmune diseases or cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of YKL-40 as a possible marker of asthma and its associations with factors differentiating phenotypes of asthma. The study group comprised 167 patients, including 116(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess the quality of life of patients with asthma who were well and poorly controlled. MATERIAL AND METHODS 70 patients with diagnosed asthma, aged from 18 to 40, were included into the study between November 2005 and February 2006 at the Specialist Hospital in Chojnice and Allergy out-patient Clinic of Medical(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate safety of specific immunotherapy to insects' venom. The frequency of side effects was compared in two groups of patients: subjects with hypersensitivity to insects' venom only and patients with allergy to other allergens. In the examined group of 32 patients with Hymenoptera venoms allergy skin prick tests with common(More)