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  1. Content type: Original research

    Online pollen diaries and mobile applications nowadays allow easy and fast documentation of pollen allergy symptoms. Such crowd-sourced symptom data provides insights into the development and the onset of a po...

    Authors: Katharina Bastl, Maximilian Kmenta, Markus Berger and Uwe Berger

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:24

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  2. Content type: Original research

    Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal, and systemic allergic reaction. Previous studies document increasing trends in incidence rates of anaphylaxis-related events in Western countries, yet little is know...

    Authors: Tsung-Chieh Yao, Ann Chen Wu, Ya-Wen Huang, Jiu-Yao Wang and Hui-Ju Tsai

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:23

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  3. Content type: Original research

    So far, only a few biomarkers in allergen immunotherapy exist that are associated with a clinical benefit. We thus investigated in a pilot study whether innate molecules such as the molecule lipocalin-2 (LCN2)...

    Authors: Franziska Roth-Walter, René Schmutz, Nadine Mothes-Luksch, Patrick Lemell, Petra Zieglmayer, René Zieglmayer and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:21

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  4. Content type: Original research

    Classical allergy diagnostic workup “from symptoms to molecules” comprises 1) clinical investigation, 2) skin prick- and IgE- testing, and recently, 3) molecular allergy testing. We aimed to examine the diagno...

    Authors: N. Mothes-Luksch, G. Jordakieva, L. Hinterhölzl, A. N. Jensen, P. K. Hallmann, M. Kundi and E. Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:22

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  5. Content type: Original research

    Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic disease that may lead to death if not immediately recognized and treated. Triggers of anaphylaxis including food, drugs, and insect stings can vary widely. The incidence of an...

    Authors: Taghreed Abunada, Maryam Ali Al-Nesf, Lukman Thalib, Rana Kurdi, Sally Khalil, Wessam ElKassem, Hassan M. Mobayed and Hatem Zayed

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:20

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  6. Content type: Review

    Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an IgE-mediated inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa with well described local immune responses during allergen exposure. The frequent association of AR with general extra-nasal s...

    Authors: Galateja Jordakieva and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:19

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  7. Content type: Original research

    Although asthma cannot be cured, appropriate management can ensure adequate control of the disease, prevent disease progression and even reverse the illness, enabling people to enjoy good quality of life. Pred...

    Authors: Zelalem Tilahun Tesfaye, Nebeyu Tsegu Gebreselase and Boressa Adugna Horsa

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:18

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  8. Content type: Original research

    Web-based surveys (WBS) are increasingly applied in epidemiological studies as an appealing alternative to traditional survey methods. Rapid data collection, reduced expenditure and ease of access to large pop...

    Authors: Thu T. K. Le, Thuy T. B. Tran, Huong T. M. Ho, An T. L. Vu and Andreas L. Lopata

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:16

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  9. Content type: Original research

    Collecting data on the localization of users is a key issue for the MASK (Mobile Airways Sentinel networK: the Allergy Diary) App. Data anonymization is a method of sanitization for privacy. The European Commi...

    Authors: D. Samreth, S. Arnavielhe, F. Ingenrieth, A. Bedbrook, G. L. Onorato, R. Murray, R. Almeida, M. A. Mizani, J. Fonseca, E. Costa, J. Malva, M. Morais-Almeida, A. M. Pereira, A. Todo-Bom, E. Menditto, C. Stellato…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:15

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  10. Content type: Original research

    The approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) differ in various parts of the world. We sought to determine the adherence to international and national urticaria guideline...

    Authors: Pavel Kolkhir, Dmitry Pogorelov, Razvigor Darlenski, Marco Caminati, Luciana Kase Tanno, Duy Le Pham, Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Darío Antolín-Amérigo, Ves Dimov, Karsten Weller, Mario Sánchez-Borges, Ignacio Ansotegui and Marcus Maurer

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:14

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  11. Content type: Review

    Type 2-immunity represents the typical adaptive response to allergen exposure in atopic individuals. It mainly involves Th2 cells and immunoglobulin E, as the main orchestrators of type 2-inflammation. Recentl...

    Authors: Marco Caminati, Duy Le Pham, Diego Bagnasco and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:13

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  12. Content type: Original research

    Randomized controlled trials of prenatal omega (ω-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) supplementation are suggestive of some protective effects on allergic sensitization and symptoms of allergic ...

    Authors: K. P. Best, T. R. Sullivan, D. J. Palmer, M. Gold, J. Martin, D. Kennedy and M. Makrides

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:10

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  13. Content type: Debate

    The development of oral tolerance or food allergy is an active process, related to dynamic interactions between host immune cells, microbiome, dietary factors, and food allergens. Oral tolerance is the default...

    Authors: Valentina Pecora, Rocco Luigi Valluzzi, Maurizio Mennini, Vincenzo Fierro and Lamia Dahdah

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:11

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    The Debate to this article has been published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:12

  14. Content type: Debate

    Oral immunotherapy (OIT) has been shown to be effective for inducing desensitization in children with cow’s milk and egg allergy. In contrast, there is limited evidence that OIT can induce tolerance or sustain...

    Authors: Wenyin Loh and Mimi L. K. Tang

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:12

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    The Debate to this article has been published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:11

  15. Content type: Original research

    Atopic disorders are a global concern. Studies in migrant populations can illuminate the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Exposures related to bad housing (indoor dampness, mould growth, crowdin...

    Authors: Jens Christian Richter, Kristina Jakobsson, Tahir Taj and Anna Oudin

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:9

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  16. Content type: Consensus Document

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Bryan L. Martin, Antonella M. Muraro, Robert A. Wood, Ioana O. Agache, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Thomas B. Casale, Thomas A. Fleisher, Peter W. Hellings, Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, David B. Peden, James L. Sublett, Stephen A. Tilles and Lanny Rosenwasser

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:8

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  17. Content type: Original research

    Precision medicine (PM) is changing the scope of allergy diagnosis and treatment. An in vitro IgE assay, a prototype PM method, was developed in the sixties and has garnered increasing interest because of the ...

    Authors: Enrico Heffler, Francesca Puggioni, Silvia Peveri, Marcello Montagni, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Giovanni Melioli

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:7

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  18. Content type: Original research

    Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis cause a lot of symptoms in everyday life. To decrease the burden more information of the preventable risk factors is needed. We assessed prevalence and risk factors for chron...

    Authors: Hanna Hisinger-Mölkänen, Päivi Piirilä, Tari Haahtela, Anssi Sovijärvi and Paula Pallasaho

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:6

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  19. Content type: Position article and guidelines

    Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) is a rare and disabling disease. Early diagnosis and appropriate therapy are essential. This update and revision of the global guideline for HAE provides up-to-date consensus recomm...

    Authors: Marcus Maurer, Markus Magerl, Ignacio Ansotegui, Emel Aygören-Pürsün, Stephen Betschel, Konrad Bork, Tom Bowen, Henrik Balle Boysen, Henriette Farkas, Anete S. Grumach, Michihiro Hide, Constance Katelaris, Richard Lockey, Hilary Longhurst, William R. Lumry, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:5

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  20. Content type: Review

    Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non IgE-mediated gastrointestinal food allergy that presents with delayed vomiting after ingestion primarily in infants. While the pathophysiology of FP...

    Authors: Stephanie A. Leonard, Valentina Pecora, Alessandro Giovanni Fiocchi and Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:4

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  21. Content type: Original research

    In ascertained allergic sensitization to Vespa crabro (VC) venom, the European guidelines still consider venom immunotherapy (VIT) with Vespula (VE) venom sufficient to achieve an adequate protection against VC. ...

    Authors: Donatella Macchia, Gabriele Cortellini, Marina Mauro, Elisa Meucci, Oliviero Quercia, Mariangela Manfredi, Alessandro Massolo, Maurizio Valentini, Maurizio Severino and Giovanni Passalacqua

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:3

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  22. Content type: Review

    The 2010 Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow’s Milk Allergy (DRACMA) guidelines are the only Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) guidelines for cow’s milk aller...

    Authors: Alessandro Fiocchi, Holger Schunemann, Ignacio Ansotegui, Amal Assa’ad, Sami Bahna, Roberto Berni Canani, Martin Bozzola, Lamia Dahdah, Christophe Dupont, Motohiro Ebisawa, Elena Galli, Haiqi Li, Rose Kamenwa, Gideon Lack, Alberto Martelli, Ruby Pawankar…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:2

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  23. Content type: Original research

    The purpose of this study was to identify chronic urticaria (CU) etiologies and treatment modalities in Ecuador. We propose that the sample distribution fits the expected one, and that there is an association ...

    Authors: I. Cherrez Ojeda, E. Vanegas, M. Felix, V. Mata, S. Cherrez, D. Simancas-Racines, L. Greiding, J. Cano, A. Cherrez and Juan Carlos Calderon

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2018 11:1

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  24. Content type: Review

    For years occupational allergies have been among the most frequently recorded occupational diseases, and both the skin as well as the respiratory tract may be affected. An estimated 9 to 15% of adult asthma is...

    Authors: Monika Raulf, Thomas Brüning, Erika Jensen-Jarolim and Vera van Kampen

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:44

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  25. Content type: Review

    Sex hormone allergy as a clinical syndrome has been known for almost a century. Due to the diversity of clinical presentation regarding symptoms and disease patterns, the optimal patient care represents an eno...

    Authors: E. Untersmayr, A. N. Jensen and K. Walch

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:45

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  26. Content type: Review

    Lactose is the main carbohydrate in human and mammalian milk. Lactose requires enzymatic hydrolysis by lactase into D-glucose and D-galactose before it can be absorbed. Term infants express sufficient lactase ...

    Authors: Ralf G. Heine, Fawaz AlRefaee, Prashant Bachina, Julie C. De Leon, Lanlan Geng, Sitang Gong, José Armando Madrazo, Jarungchit Ngamphaiboon, Christina Ong and Jossie M. Rogacion

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:41

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  27. Content type: Meeting Abstracts

    Authors: Giovanni Traina, Rocco Luigi Valluzzi, Vincenzo Fierro, Carla Riccardi, Maria Cristina Artesani, Andrea De Vuono, Alessandro Fiocchi, Alberto G. Martelli, Luis Alberto Ríos, Christian R. Alcocer, Elsy Navarrete, Blanca Estela Del Rio Navarro, Victor Gonzalez, Berenice Velasco, Herberth J. Perez Aviles, Roberto Jose Fernandez…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10(Suppl 2):39

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 2

  28. Content type: Review

    Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) is an inflammatory condition of the middle ear cleft, acute or chronic, with collection of fluid in the middle ear with an intact tympanic membrane. It is a very common disease...

    Authors: Mario E. Zernotti, Ruby Pawankar, Ignacio Ansotegui, Hector Badellino, Juan Sebastian Croce, Elham Hossny, Motohiro Ebisawa, Nelson Rosario, Mario Sanchez Borges, Yuan Zhang and Luo Zhang

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:37

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  29. Content type: Original research

    The incidence of anaphylaxis is increasing in several parts of the world; thus, determining the prevalence of the disease in a given region is important to understand the factors involved and to promote measur...

    Authors: Elaine Gagete, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, Leticia Gomes de Pontes and Fábio Morato Castro

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:40

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  30. Content type: Original research

    Papular urticaria is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by exposure to arthropod bites. The disease has been reported in children attending medical centers, but the causes as the risk factors associated wit...

    Authors: Evelyne Halpert, Elizabeth Borrero, Milciades Ibañez-Pinilla, Pablo Chaparro, Jorge Molina, Maritza Torres and Elizabeth García

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:36

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  31. Content type: Review

    Asthma is the most common childhood illness and disproportionately affects low-income, minority children who live in urban areas. A range of risk factors are associated with asthma morbidity and mortality, suc...

    Authors: Alyssa A. Oland, Genery D. Booster and Bruce G. Bender

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:35

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Iron deficiency anemia is a disease that can significantly compromise a patient’s quality of life. Desensitization is a safe and effective treatment option for iron-deficient anemic patients who require intrav...

    Authors: Edgardo Chapman, Drixie Leal, Leidy Alvarez, Mónica Duarte and Elizabeth García

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:38

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  33. Content type: Original research

    Existing guidelines do not offer a quick, efficient alternative to the patient’s recollection of relevant clinical features during anamnesis and physical examination for chronic urticaria (CU). This study aime...

    Authors: Ivan Cherrez-Ojeda, Karla Robles-Velasco, Pamela Bedoya-Riofrío, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Sofía Cherrez, Florian Colbatzky, Ricardo Cardona, Pedro Barberan-Torres, Erick Calero and Annia Cherrez

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:34

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  34. Content type: Debate

    Percutaneous skin prick tests (SPT) have been considered the preferred method for confirming IgE-mediated sensitization. This reliable and minimally invasive technique correlates with in vivo challenges, has g...

    Authors: Désirée Larenas-Linnemann, Jorge A. Luna-Pech and Ralph Mösges

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:32

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  35. Content type: Debate

    In today’s clinical practice patients’ skin is used as screening organ for diagnosing type 1 allergy. According to European guidelines skin prick testing with a panel of 18 allergen extracts is recommended, in...

    Authors: E. Jensen-Jarolim, A. N. Jensen and G. W. Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:33

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  36. Content type: Original research

    Grasses release the most widespread aeroallergens with considerable sensitization rates, while different species produce several pollen concentration peaks throughout the season. This study analyzed the preval...

    Authors: Maximilian Kmenta, Katharina Bastl, Uwe Berger, Matthias F. Kramer, Matthew D. Heath, Sanna Pätsi, Anna-Mari Pessi, Annika Saarto, Barbora Werchan, Matthias Werchan, Reinhard Zetter and Karl-Christian Bergmann

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:31

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea...

    Authors: Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly and Alonso Vera

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:30

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  38. Content type: Review

    Skin barrier structure and function is essential to human health. Hitherto unrecognized functions of epidermal keratinocytes show that the skin plays an important role in adapting whole-body physiology to chan...

    Authors: Susan L. Prescott, Danica-Lea Larcombe, Alan C. Logan, Christina West, Wesley Burks, Luis Caraballo, Michael Levin, Eddie Van Etten, Pierre Horwitz, Anita Kozyrskyj and Dianne E Campbell

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:29

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  39. Content type: Review

    Severe asthma has a great impact on the quality of life (QOL) of patients and their families. The magnitude of this morbidity is affected by several personal factors including age. Appropriate asthma control a...

    Authors: Elham Hossny, Luis Caraballo, Thomas Casale, Yehia El-Gamal and Lanny Rosenwasser

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:28

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  40. Content type: Original Research

    The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) is a nationwide, multicenter, prospective birth cohort investigation launched by the Ministry of Environment in Japan. The purpose of the JECS is to evaluate t...

    Authors: Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Limin Yang, Kazue Ishitsuka, Tadayuki Ayabe, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Mizuho Konishi, Testsuo Shoda, Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito and Yukihiro Ohya

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:24

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  41. Content type: Original Research

    Peanut allergy is increasing at an alarming pace in developed countries. Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is a common food in Cuba. Nevertheless, reported values of sensitization and symptom severity are usually low. As...

    Authors: Mayteé Mateo-Morejón, Alexis Labrada-Rosado, Damaris Torralba-Averoff, Rayza Cruz-Jimenez, Yunia Oliva-Díaz, Mirta Álvarez-Castelló, Alexander Ciria-Martín, Marlene Jiménez-Frandín, Mary Carmen Reyes-Zamora, Raúl Lázaro Castro-Almarales and Beatriz Tamargo-García

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:26

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  42. Content type: Original research

    Exposure to the house dust mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (D.p.) increases the risk for developing allergic diseases in humans and their best friends, the dogs. Here, we explored whether this allergenic mite...

    Authors: Kumiko Oida, Lukas Einhorn, Ina Herrmann, Lucia Panakova, Yvonne Resch, Susanne Vrtala, Gerlinde Hofstetter, Akane Tanaka, Hiroshi Matsuda and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:23

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  43. Content type: Review

    The small airways of the lungs are commonly affected in pediatric and adult asthma. Small airways disease has been related to asthma control, severity, and risk of exacerbation. Diagnosis of small airways dise...

    Authors: Tara F. Carr, Roula Altisheh and Myron Zitt

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:20

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  44. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: Jun Bao, Yi-Hui Wang, Quan-Hua Liu, Yi-Xiao Bao, Nurit Azouz, Julie Caldwell, Leanne Ray, Mark Rochman, Melissa Mingler, Matthew Eilerman, Ting Wen, Jocelyn Biagini Myers, Gurjit Khurana Hershey, Leah Kottyan, Lisa Martin, Rothenberg Marc…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10(Suppl 1):25

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 10 Supplement 1

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