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  1. Anti-idiotypic antibodies (anti-ids) are part of natural immune responses with regulatory capacity. Their effect on an antigen-specific, so-called Ab1 antibody response, is dependent on 1) the original antigen...

    Authors: Julia Wallmann, Isabella Pali-Schöll and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:194

    Content type: Review series

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  2. Until 1994, assistance provided by the Municipal Public Health System to children with asthma in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, was ineffective because it focused only on treating exacerbations. This scenario motivat...

    Authors: Laura Lasmar, Maria Jussara Fontes, Maria Teresa Mohallen, Ana Cristina Fonseca and Paulo Camargos

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:179

    Content type: Original research

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  3. Authors: G Walter Canonica, Jean Bousquet, Thomas Casale, Richard F Lockey, Carlos E Baena-Cagnani, Ruby Pawankar, Paul C Potter, Philippe J Bousquet, Linda S Cox, Stephen R Durham, Harold S Nelson, Giovanni Passalacqua, Dermot P Ryan, Jan L Brozek, Enrico Compalati, Ronald Dahl…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:181

    Content type: WAO position paper

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  4. Accumulation of T cells and immature dendritic cells (DCs) is one of the characteristic features of nasal polyps. However, the question remains why these cells accumulate in nasal polyp tissue. Macrophage infl...

    Authors: Manabu Nonaka, Nozomu Ogihara, Akira Fukumoto, Atsuko Sakanushi, Kaoru Kusama, Ruby Pawankar and Toshiaki Yagi

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:183

    Content type: Original research

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  5. Mast cells are well known as principle effector cells of type I hypersensitivity responses. Beyond this role in allergic disease, these cells are now appreciated as playing an important role in many inflammato...

    Authors: John J Ryan, Johanna K Morales, Yves T Falanga, Josephine FA Fernando and Matthew R Macey

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:182

    Content type: Review article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2010 3:219

  6. Grass pollen is one of the most important aeroallergen vectors in Europe. Under some meteorological factors, pollen grains can release pollen cytoplasmic granules (PCGs). PCGs induce allergic responses. Severa...

    Authors: Oussama R. Abou Chakra, Sutra Jean-Pierre, Françoise Rogerieux, Gabriel Peltre, Hélène Sénéchal and Ghislaine Lacroix

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:135

    Content type: Original research

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  7. The aim of this study is to investigate relationships between fungal colonization in the house and IgE sensitization to fungi, and to clarify the effects of house care in relation to fungi.

    Authors: Mitsuhiko Nambu, Hisashi Kouno, Maki Aihara-Tanaka, Hideharu Shirai and Kosuke Takatori

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:134

    Content type: Original research

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  8. Although their number may be increased in skin lesions, eosinophils have been rather neglected as possible participants to the pathogenesis of chronic urticaria because of the absence of peripheral eosinophili...

    Authors: Riccardo Asero, Massimo Cugno and Alberto Tedeschi

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:133

    Content type: Reviews

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  9. The Council acknowledges specific comments from: The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) (Amal H Assa'ad); The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) (Mark Dykewicz, ...

    Authors: Paul C Potter, John O Warner, Ruby Pawankar, Michael A Kaliner, Sergio Del Giacco and Lanny Rosenwasser

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:144

    Content type: WAO position paper

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  10. "Nonallergic vasomotor rhinitis" (also referred to as nonallergic rhinitis and/or idiopathic rhinitis) is a term that has been used to describe a common nasal condition of unclear pathophysiology. Clinical opt...

    Authors: Michael A Kaliner and Judith R Farrar

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:143

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  11. The parasympathetic nervous system contributes to the pathophysiology of multiple forms of allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. Stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system leads to glandular activation, wh...

    Authors: Robert Naclerio

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:141

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  12. "Nonallergic rhinopathy" was defined by consensus at a Roundtable conference in December 2008 as "a chronic nasal condition with symptoms that may be perennial, persistent, intermittent or seasonal and/or elic...

    Authors: Michael A Kaliner, James N Baraniuk, Michael S Benninger, Jonathan A Bernstein, Phil Lieberman, Eli O Meltzer, Robert M Naclerio, Russell A Settipane and Judith R Farrar

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:139

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  13. Allergic disease induced by animal exposure is a common phenomenon worldwide. Whereas cat and dog dander exposure are well recognized as causative of allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and contact urticaria, ...

    Authors: Radoslaw Gawlik, Tomas Pitsch and Lawrence DuBuske

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:138

    Content type: Review article

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  14. Food allergy plays a significant pathogenic role among children with atopic dermatitis (AD).

    Authors: Tahmineh Salehi, Zahra Pourpak, Shahnaz Karkon, Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti, Samineh Kamali Sabzevari, Masoud Movahedi, Mohammad Gharagozlou and Mostafa Moin

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:150

    Content type: Original Article

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  15. Allergic diseases represent an increasing problem in public health in most modern societies as their prevalence has risen markedly during recent decades. Nevertheless, the causes of this increase are not yet f...

    Authors: Oliver CH Herbert, Ross STC Barnetson, Wolfgang Weninger, Ursula Krämer, Heidrun Behrendt and Johannes Ring

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:147

    Content type: Original research

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  16. Allergy is a serious problem affecting approximately 1 of 4 individuals. The symptoms with and without allergy etiology are often difficult to distinguish from each other without using an IgE antibody test. Th...

    Authors: Gunilla Hedlin, Carmen Moreno, Carl Johan Petersson, Gunnar Lilja, Félix Lorente Toledano, Antonio Nieto García, Lennart Nordvall, Mona Palmqvist, Sabina Rak, Staffan Ahlstedt and Magnus P Borres

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:146

    Content type: Original research

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  17. Nonallergic rhinitis (NAR) conditions are currently considered diagnoses by exclusion. A diagnosis of NAR requires negative specific IgE responses by skin or serologic testing and more recently testing to excl...

    Authors: Jonathan A Bernstein

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:157

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  18. Vasomotor rhinitis is the most common form of nonallergic rhinitis, comprising approximately 71% of all nonallergic rhinitis conditions. Although the epidemiology of this subtype of nonallergic rhinitis has no...

    Authors: Russell A Settipane

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:155

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  19. "Nonallergic vasomotor rhinitis" (also referred to as nonallergic rhinitis and/or idiopathic rhinitis) is a term that has been used to describe a common nasal condition of unclear pathophysiology. The lack of ...

    Authors: Michael A Kaliner, James N Baraniuk, Michael Benninger, Jonathan A Bernstein, Phil Lieberman, Eli O Meltzer, Robert M Naclerio, Russell A Settipane and Judith R Farrar

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:154

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  20. "Nonallergic vasomotor rhinitis" (also referred to as nonallergic rhinitis and/or idiopathic rhinitis) is a term that has been used to describe a common nasal condition of unclear pathophysiology. Clinical opt...

    Authors: Michael A Kaliner and Judith R Farrar

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:151

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  21. Many patients have nasal syndromes that are nonallergic and noninfectious and not caused by mechanical or anatomic abnormalities. There are at least 8 recognized nonallergic rhinitis syndromes: drug-induced rh...

    Authors: Michael A. Kaliner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:148

    Content type: Conference proceedings

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  22. Interleukin 18 (IL-18) is reported to have regulatory functions on Th1 and Th2 cytokine production and proinflammatory effects through promoting recruitment of memory Th1 cells to inflammatory sites. We sought...

    Authors: Elham M Hossny, Shereen S El-Sayed, Eman S El-Hadidi and Sherif R Moussa

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:162

    Content type: Original research

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  23. Several fold increase in allergic diseases in developed, high-income countries during recent decades is attributed to environmental changes such as urbanization with improved hygiene. This, together with conqu...

    Authors: Erkki Savilahti, Kaarina Kukkonen and Mikael Kuitunen

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:161

    Content type: Original research

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  24. We investigated the effects of sensitization and exposure to common domestic allergens on longitudinal changes in lung function and bronchial hyperresponsiveness.

    Authors: Stephen J Fowler, Stephen J Langley, Nicholas J Truman, Ashley Woodcock, Angela Simpson and Adnan Custovic

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:159

    Content type: Original research

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  25. Oral mite anaphylaxis is a new syndrome characterized by severe allergic manifestations occurring in atopic patients shortly after the intake of foods made with mite-contaminated wheat flour. This clinical ent...

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Raúl Suárez-Chacon, Arnaldo Capriles-Hulett, Fernan Caballero-Fonseca, Victor Iraola and Enrique Fernández-Caldas

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:158

    Content type: Original research

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  26. To determine the effectiveness of desloratadine syrup in relieving symptoms of allergic rhinitis (AR) among children in Latin America.

    Authors: Paolo Tassinari, Nelson R. Suárez, Jorge Centeno, Janina Vergara Velásquez, Héctor Aguirre-Mariscal, Sandra N. González Díaz and Alfredo Fernández de Córdova Jerves

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:169

    Content type: Original research

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  27. According to the World Health Organization position paper, immunodeficiency such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is a relative contraindication for specific immunotherapy (SIT). Since the intro...

    Authors: Urs C Steiner, Hansjakob Furrer and Arthur Helbling

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:166

    Content type: Original research

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  28. The term "rhinitis" denotes nasal inflammation causing a combination of rhinorrhea, sneezing, congestion, nasal itch, and/or postnasal drainage. Allergic rhinitis is the most prevalent and most frequently reco...

    Authors: Mark D. Scarupa and Michael A. Kaliner

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:173

    Content type: Review article

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  29. Allergy is the result of a complex interaction between genetic background and environmental factors, including exposure to allergens and lifestyle. Migration is a process that involves many radical changes in ...

    Authors: Carlo Lombardi, Giovanni Passalaqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:175

    Content type: Editorial

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  30. A recent study by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood has shown that asthma symptom prevalence is still increasing in parts of Asia. As such, it is important to know how well asthma is...

    Authors: Belle Wong, Colin Tan, Bee Wah Lee and Hugo P. Van Bever

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:185

    Content type: Original research

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  31. Food allergy may be defined as an immunoglobulin E-mediated immune response to food proteins. Such studies have previously not been done in Calcutta, India. The present study was therefore undertaken to record...

    Authors: Jyotshna Mandal, Mahasweta Das, Indrani Roy, Soma Chatterjee, Nimai Chandra Barui and Swati Gupta-Bhattacharya

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2009 2:184

    Content type: Original research

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