Soloni Afra Pires Levy

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BACKGROUND Atopic Dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Food allergens are important in the pathogenesis in 1/3 of the cases. Several mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of Atopic Dermatitis. Immediate reactions are identified by both measurement of specific IgE and skin prick test. Atopy Patch Test seems to be relevant in the(More)
We report the case of a 25-year-old woman with Churg-Strauss syndrome, the symptoms of which had first appeared soon after she began taking oral contraceptive at the age of sixteen. The clinical profile evolved rapidly to severe persistent asthma, nasal polyposis, perennial obstructive rhinitis, eosinophilia (peripheral/tissue) and mononeuritis.(More)
Short-term prophylaxis (STP) with plasma derived human C1 inhibitor concentrate (pdhC1-INH) in two pregnant women with hereditary angioedema (HAE): an experience in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil Solange Oliveira Rodrigues Valle, Maria Luiza Oliva Alonso, Sérgio Duarte Dortas Junior, Soloni Afra Pires Levy, Ana Paula Ferracciú Coutinho Millet, Alfeu Tavares(More)
Background Progesterone induced dermatitis is a rare autoimmune response to endogenous progesterone that usually occurs in fertile females, in the third decade. Skin lesions occur periodically during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle due to increase of progesterone, the symptom usually occurs 3-10 days prior to the onset of menstrual flow and resolve(More)
Background Angioedema is a highly heterogeneous group of conditions and is characterized by sudden, pronounced swelling of the lower dermis and subcutaneous. Because of its frequent coexistence with urticaria, it is often classified in the same manner as urticaria. However, it also includes categories not associated with urticaria. Angioedema without(More)
Methods We report a case of drug rash induced by levothyroxine and currently oral desensitization. A 31 year-old woman had been diagnosed as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She was having levothyroxine for 9 years when she begun to present bilateral eyelids maculopapular rash. Blood exams and physical examination were normal except for the eyelids ́ rash. As she(More)
Background Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is more common in adults, especially middle-aged women. The condition resolves spontaneously within 6 months in 30 to 55% of patients but can persist for years in others. It has a devastating effect on the quality of life of those who experience it. Although the mechanisms are not fully elucidated, anti IgE(More)
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria is a debilitating disease that considerably affects health-related quality of life, and the Chronic Urticaria Quality of Life Questionnaire is the only questionnaire specifically designed for its evaluation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the quality of life of patients with chronic urticaria, using the Brazilian Portuguese version(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema (HAE) with normal C1 inhibitor (C1-INH) is a rare disorder. Mutations of the gene encoding coagulation factor XII have been identified in a subset of patients with this condition. Our aim was to investigate mutations in the F12 gene in patients with HAE with normal C1-INH from Brazil. METHODS We studied 5 Brazilian(More)
Hereditary Angioedema is a dominantly inherited disease. Routine screening of autoantibodies (AAB) is not recommended for individuals with Hereditary Angioedema; however, prevalence of these antibodies in Hereditary Angioedema patients is not well documented. We aim to determine the prevalence of AAB so that individuals at risk of developing autoimmune(More)
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