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Hypersensitivity reactions occurring within minutes after intravascular injection of iodinated radiocontrast media (RCM) are common and have been previously considered to be non-allergic. However, in the last decades, evidence is increasing that also genuine RCM allergy may present as either full-blown anaphylaxis or delayed exanthematous skin reaction.
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Immediate hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to taxanes have been increasing in recent years, but the importance of skin tests in allergological work-up has not been established.
Ten percent of hospitalized patients report penicillin allergy; however, recent studies indicate that ∼98% of these patients are not acutely hypersensitive. Unconfirmed penicillin allergy poses publ...
Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) can cause hypersensitivity reactions in children. These reactions are mainly cutaneous, self-limiting and benign but life-threatening severe cutaneous adverse reactions can ...
Skin testing represents a commonly used first diagnostic method in clinical practice but allergen extracts may vary in composition and often contain cross-reactive allergens and therefore do not alway...
The purpose of this study is to develop a tool to better predict clinical allergy to peanut, so that those who are skin test positive but non allergic will not have to unnecessarily avoid ...
Background: Multiple drug hypersensitivity syndrome (MDH) is defined as confirmed drug hypersensitivity reactions (DHRs) to at least 2 chemically and pharmacologically unrelated drugs. Rep...
This study aims to compare the readings of skin testing results in patients with suspected penicillin allergy between in-house penicillin test preparation and commercial available penicill...
Patients labeled as penicillin allergic, rarely have this confirmed and being labeled as "penicillin allergic" is associated with increased health care costs, adverse effects and antibioti...
Teicoplanin is an antibiotic used very commonly to prevent infection during surgery. Its use has expanded rapidly in the last few years, with around 18,500 doses administered in Leeds Teac...
Disorder characterized by a vasculitic syndrome associated with exposure to an antigen such as a drug, infectious agent, or other foreign or endogenous substance. Its pathophysiology includes immune complex deposition and a wide range of skin lesions. Hypersensitivity or allergy is present in some but not all cases.
Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.
A medical specialty concerned with the hypersensitivity of the individual to foreign substances and protection from the resultant infection or disorder.
Viscous, nauseating oil obtained from the shrub Croton tiglium (Euphorbaceae). It is a vesicant and skin irritant used as pharmacologic standard for skin inflammation and allergy and causes skin cancer. It was formerly used as an emetic and cathartic with frequent mortality.
Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
Anything that breaks the skin is a wound because when the skin is broken, there's a risk of germs getting into the body and causing an infection. Follow and track Wound Care News on BioPortfolio: Wound Car...
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...
Acne Dermatology Eczema Psoriasis Wound Care Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders (Oxford Medical Dictionary). As well as studying how the skin works, dermatology covers...