Teresa Twaroch

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Allergic reactions to fungi were described 300 years ago, but the importance of allergy to fungi has been underestimated for a long time. Allergens from fungi mainly cause respiratory and skin symptoms in sensitized patients. In this review, we will focus on fungi and fungal allergens involved in respiratory forms of allergy, such as allergic rhinitis and(More)
Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) is the only allergen-specific treatment for allergy. It can prevent progression of the disease and has a long-lasting therapeutic effect. Since SIT is allergen-specific, the identification of the disease-eliciting allergen is an essential prerequisite for the accurate prescription of treatment. Diagnostic tests based on(More)
BACKGROUND The mould Alternaria alternata is a major elicitor of allergic asthma. Diagnosis and specific immunotherapy (SIT) of Alternaria allergy are often limited by the insufficient quality of natural mould extracts. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether recombinant Alt a 1 can be used for reliable diagnosis of Alternaria alternata allergy and to develop a(More)
The close interrelationship of oxidative stress and iron is evident by the influence of intracellular reactive oxygen species on iron metabolism. Oxygen radicals can lead to release of iron from iron-sulfur proteins and ferritin, and can damage iron-containing enzymes such as mitochondrial aconitase. Treatment of HepG2 human hepatoma cells with antimycin A(More)
BACKGROUND Cow's milk is one of the most common causes of food allergy. In two-thirds of patients, adverse symptoms following milk ingestion are caused by IgE-mediated allergic reactions, whereas for one-third, the mechanisms are unknown. Aim of this study was to investigate whether patients suffering from non-IgE-mediated cow's milk protein intolerance can(More)
In an 8-week double-blind placebo-controlled trial we studied the efficacy of fluoxetine (FLX) in 53 Austrian patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) diagnosed according to DSM-III-R. The dosage of FLX was fixed at either 20, 40, or 60 mg per day. Response was prospectively defined as an at least 25% reduction on the Yale-Brown Obsessive(More)
BACKGROUND Trees of the family Oleaceae (olive and ash) are important allergen sources in Mediterranean countries, Northern and Central Europe, and North America. The major olive pollen allergen Ole e 1 represents the majority of allergenic epitopes in olive pollen and cross-reacts with Fra e 1, the major ash pollen allergen. OBJECTIVE We sought to(More)