P A García-Calderón

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In a group of 46 patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) we studied the presence of circulating immune complexes (CIC) and the alterations in the complement system. Our results showed the presence of CIC in 43.5% of the patients studied, reduced levels of the complement components C3 and C4 (p less than 0.001), and of the haemolytic activity CH50 (p less(More)
A case of rhinitis, asthma, and angioedema in a fisherman from the Mediterranean coast who used marine worm (Marphysa sanguinea) as fishing bait is described. Skin tests, nasal challenge, levels of specific IgE antibodies, and histamine release test showed that this cutaneous and respiratory response was induced by allergens of the Marphysa sanguinea.
In our particular Mediterranean region, extensive plantations of peach trees (prunus persica) give rise to processes of peach hypersensitivity. This datum together with the scarcity of literature and the use of disparate methods of diagnosis prompted us to select the peach as an example of hypersensitivity to a fruit, and to examine the clinical symptoms,(More)
A group of 54 patients with primary retinitis pigmentosa were studied and the following findings are described: response of lymphocytes to stimulation by phytohaemagglutinin (PHA); response of lymphocytes to stimulation by xenogenic retinal extract; distribution of T and T-active lymphoid populations; total suppressor activity induced by concanavalin-A(More)
Twenty-one patients with fixed drug eruption were studied with the lymphocyte transformation test. In no patient was there blast transformation when the responsible drug (1:10,000 dilution) was added to the lymphocyte culture. The addition to the lymphocyte culture of 0.4 ml of autologous serum, taken at the acme of the clinical reaction, produced blast(More)
The authors studied the T- and B-lymphocyte sub-populations, the stimulation of the lymphocytes with phytohaemagglutinin and pokeweed mitogen, the non-specific T suppressor activity and the amounts of serum IgE in a group of thirty-four patients with atopic dermatitis. Comparison with a group of 100 healthy controls revealed a diminution in the T(More)
Fifty patients with perennial allergic rhinitis and extrinsic allergic asthma were studied to determine the relative percentages of OKT3+, OKT4+ and OKT8+ cells as well as the OKT4+/OKT8+ ratios. The percentages of the OKT3+ cells (66 +/- 7) were reduced when compared with those of 50 healthy controls (72 +/- 6), (p less than 0.001). The mean values and(More)
We studied the levels of IgE, IgG, IgA and IgM in serum and nasal secretion in a group of 83 patients (57 with allergic rhinitis, 13 with vasomotor rhinitis and 13 with nasal polyps). For the measurement of the nasal IgE the RIST and PRIST techniques were used and the PRIST technique was used to measure the serum IgE. The remaining immunoglobulins were(More)
The authors studied the stimulation of lymphocytes in 44 patients with histories of allergic tension-fatigue syndrome using a series of food extracts and additives. Of a total of 44 patients studied, 42 produced a positive response (RI), 18.1% produced a positive response to additives, 40.9% to food and 36.6% to both. The elimination diets prescribed in(More)
It is generally accepted that the allergic reaction depends on the levels of specific IgE, on the concentration of blocking antibodies and on the capacity of the basophils to release mediators. The fact that in the histamine release test (HRT) all of the elements intervening in an allergic reaction (antigens, IgE, basophils and mononuclear cells of a(More)