Teresa Alfaya

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BACKGROUND In 5 to 10% of adult patients with asthma, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA]) and most other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) precipitate acute asthmatic attacks. Therefore, choosing an alternative anti-inflammatory agent for patients with adverse reactions to an NSAID is a common problem in clinical practice. The discoveries that(More)
BACKGROUND Alternaria alternata is a risk factor for developing asthma.Alt a 1, which has been described as the major allergen in A alternata, shows a good correlation with A alternata spores only when they have germinated. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the correlation between spore counts and clinical symptoms in patients with(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The first quality of life questionnaire for Vespula-allergic patients (Vespid Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire [VQLQ) was developed in 2002. Our objective was to perform the cross-sectional validation of the Spanish version of this questionnaire. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using the original English-language version of the VQLQ(More)
BACKGROUND In 5-10% of adult patients with asthma, aspirin and most other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) precipitate acute asthmatic attacks. Therefore, choosing an alternative anti-inflammatory agent for patients who have suffered adverse reactions to a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent is a common problem in clinical practice. The(More)
Systemic reactions to Hymenoptera stings can be fatal and represent a reduction in the quality of life. The immune mechanisms involved in venom allergic subjects are barely known. Nevertheless, a shift towards a Th1-type response with an increase in IFNγ levels has been observed after venom immunotherapy (VIT). There is currently no information available(More)
Venom immunotherapy is the only curative intervention for subjects with Hymenoptera venom allergy who suffering systemic reactions upon bee or wasp stings. Venom immunotherapy can restore normal immunity against venom allergens, as well as providing to allergic subjects a lifetime tolerance against venoms. Nevertheless, it is necessary using safety assays(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The Spanish version of the health-related quality of life questionnaire for allergy to hymenoptera venom (HRQLHA) has been shown to be reliable, internally consistent, and externally valid. The aim of this study was to complete the validation of the HRQLHA by analyzing its sensitivity to changes (longitudinal validity) using the(More)
In Spain, peanut allergy is increasingly prevalent. Successful protocols for the induction of oral tolerance (LOT) with several foods have been reported. We aimed to induce clinical tolerance to peanut in a child with severe peanut allergy (age 4 years, facial urticaria and lip angioedema upon licking a peanut; peanut skin prick test, 13 x 10 mm; specific(More)