Tomoko Nakagawa

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BACKGROUND School personnel are required to guarantee a secure school environment for children suffering from severe food allergies. We organized a workshop for school personnel to learn the appropriate management of anaphylaxis that included practical training with an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI). The objective of this study was to evaluate the workshop(More)
BACKGROUND Autumn and winter birth (AWB) has been reported to be a risk factor for the development of food allergies. However, the association between seasonal factors and allergic sensitization during early infancy remains unclear. METHODS We collected data from 732 patients regarding the total and specific immunoglobulin E (tIgE, sIgE) levels in infants(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the clinical significance of the spontaneous histamine release ratio (SHR/T) and low responders in the automated basophil histamine release test (AllerportⓇ HRT). METHODS This study analyzed the outcomes of 101 oral food challenges (OFC) with egg, milk or wheat (challenge-positive: n=79) in relation to the SHR/T. The traditional(More)
BACKGROUND The appropriate usage of an adrenaline auto-injector (AAI, Epipen®) is a key aspect of patient and social education in the management of anaphylaxis. However, although AAIs are being prescribed increasingly frequently, there are few reports on their actual use. METHODS The Anaphylaxis Working Group of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy(More)
Purpose This study aimed to evaluate the utility of the Allerport® HRT in the diagnosis of hen's egg allergy. Method We enrolled 51 subjects who underwent the Allerport® HRT before an oral food challenge (OFC) consisting of heated egg. Blood samples were collected within three months prior to OFC to measure histamine release (HR) and specific IgE antibody(More)
Wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (WDEIA) is often reported in adults for whom the specific IgE to ω-5 gliadin can be a useful diagnostic test. However, few cases of WDEIA in children have been reported. We herein report six cases (aged 7-16 years) of children with WDEIA, who had no clinical history of immediate-type wheat allergy but who were(More)