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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

  16. Content type: Original research

    Consumption of baked egg by raw egg allergic children is associated with immune changes suggesting development of tolerance. However, causation has not been tested using a double blind randomized controlled tr...

    Authors: Merryn Netting, Michael Gold, Patrick Quinn, Adaweyah El-Merhibi, Irmeli Penttila and Maria Makrides

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:22

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  17. Content type: Review

    Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology, which was first described in 1936, is the study of the interactions between the psyche, neural and endocrine functions and immune responses. The aim of psychoneuroimmunoendocrin...

    Authors: Sandra Nora González-Díaz, Alfredo Arias-Cruz, Bárbara Elizondo-Villarreal and Olga Patricia Monge-Ortega

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:19

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  18. Content type: Original research

    The current EAACI/GA2LEN/EDF/WAO guideline for urticaria provide specific recommendations for the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CsU). This study explored if physi...

    Authors: A. Cherrez, M. Maurer, K. Weller, J. C. Calderon, D. Simancas-Racines and I. Cherrez Ojeda

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:21

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  19. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Chronic urticaria (CU) has a major effect on patients’ quality of life. While there have been progressive advances regarding its pathogenesis and treatment, much remains to be done.

    Authors: R. M. Gómez, E. Jares, G. W. Canonica, I. Baiardini, G. Passalacqua, M. Sánchez Borges, A. P. Kaplan and Carlos E. Baena-Cagnani

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:16

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  20. Content type: Review

    Allergic and hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylaxis and asthma exacerbations may occur during air travel. Although the exact incidence of in-flight asthma and allergic emergencies is not known, we have...

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Victoria Cardona, Margitta Worm, Richard F. Lockey, Aziz Sheikh, Paul A. Greenberger, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Motohiro Ebisawa, Yehia El-Gamal, Stanley Fineman, Mario Geller, Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, Luciana Tanno and Bernard Y. Thong

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:15

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  21. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    A previous survey on the practice of diagnostic patch testing among representatives of member societies of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) has, in some countries, not addressed those stakeholders actually...

    Authors: Wolfgang Uter, Magnus Bruze, Thomas Rustemeyer, David Orton and Vera Mahler

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:18

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  22. Content type: Original research

    Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) is a well-documented treatment for allergic disease which involves injections of native allergen or modified (allergoid) extracts. The use of allergoid vaccines is a ...

    Authors: S. Starchenka, A. J. Bell, J. Mwange, M. A. Skinner and M. D. Heath

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:17

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  23. Content type: Consensus Document

    Since mite allergens are the most relevant inducers of allergic diseases worldwide, resulting in significant morbidity and increased burden on health services, the International Collaboration in Asthma, Allerg...

    Authors: Mario Sánchez-Borges, Enrique Fernandez-Caldas, Wayne R. Thomas, Martin D. Chapman, Bee Wah Lee, Luis Caraballo, Nathalie Acevedo, Fook Tim Chew, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Leili Behrooz, Wanda Phipatanakul, Roy Gerth van Wijk, Demoly Pascal, Nelson Rosario, Motohiro Ebisawa, Mario Geller…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:14

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  24. Content type: Original research

    Poor asthma control observed in several surveys may be related to a lack of systematic assessment by physicians and/or to patient underestimation of symptoms. Along this line, the purpose of this study was to ...

    Authors: Maria Sandra Magnoni, Manuela Latorre, Germano Bettoncelli, M. Guadalupe Sanchez-Herrero, Araceli Lopez, Eduardo Calvo, Andrea Rizzi, Marco Caminati, Gianenrico Senna and Pierluigi Paggiaro

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:13

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  25. Content type: Original research

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a complex pathology. Attempts have been made in order to relate EoE with the intake of certain food. The problem is to establish which foods are really involved in the pathoph...

    Authors: Joan Doménech Witek, Vicente Jover Cerdà, Vicente Gil Guillén, Juan Bautista Doménech Clar and Ramón Rodríguez Pacheco

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:12

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  26. Content type: Review

    Tropical forests cover less than 10 per cent of all land area (1.8 × 107 km2) and over half of the tropical-forest area (1.1 × 107 Km2) is represented by humid tropical forests (also called tropical rainforests)....

    Authors: Gennaro D’Amato, Carolina Vitale, Nelson Rosario, Herberto Josè Chong Neto, Deborah Carla Chong-Silva, Francisco Mendonça, Josè Perini, Loraine Landgraf, Dirceu Solé, Mario Sánchez-Borges, Ignacio Ansotegui and Maria D’Amato

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:11

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  27. Content type: Review

    Every fifth pregnant woman is affected by allergies, especially rhinitis and asthma. Allergic symptoms existing before pregnancy may be either attenuated, or equally often promoted through pregnancy. Optimal a...

    Authors: Isabella Pali-Schöll, Jennifer Namazy and Erika Jensen-Jarolim

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:10

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  28. Content type: Original research

    The impact on health related quality of life (HRQL) has been well studied in children with Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated food allergy. However limited data exists on related quality of life (QOL) of families...

    Authors: Rosan Meyer, Heather Godwin, Robert Dziubak, Julie A. Panepinto, Ru-Xin M. Foong, Mandy Bryon, Adriana Chebar Lozinsky, Kate Reeve and Neil Shah

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:8

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  29. Content type: Original research

    Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) still remains the only causal treatment for IgE mediated respiratory diseases (rhinitis/asthma) In addition to the observed clinical decrease in symptoms, AIT can provide ...

    Authors: Maurizio Marogna, Alessandro Massolo and Giovanni Passalacqua

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:7

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) are prebiotics added to commercial milk formula of infants and mothers. In recent years, cases of allergy related to GOS in atopic children have been reported in the South East A...

    Authors: J. Y. Soh, W. C. Chiang, C. H. Huang, C. K. Woo, I. Ibrahim, K. Heng, A. Pramanick and B. W. Lee

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:3

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Acute urticaria is the presence of urticaria for <6 weeks, and it is the most common type of urticaria in children. Sometimes, it may be associated with anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition. Urticaria mus...

    Authors: Germán Darío Ramón, Victor H. Croce and Iván Chérrez Ojeda

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:5

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  32. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Marek L. Kowalski, Ignacio Ansotegui, Werner Aberer, Mona Al-Ahmad, Mubeccel Akdis, Barbara K. Ballmer-Weber, Kirsten Beyer, Miguel Blanca, Simon Brown, Chaweewan Bunnag, Arnaldo Capriles Hulett, Mariana Castells, Hiok Hee Chng, Frederic De Blay, Motohiro Ebisawa, Stanley Fineman…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:6

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    The original article was published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:33

  33. Content type: Original research

    There is no data on the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in children with non-immunoglobulin-E (IgE) mediated gastrointestinal food allergy. The aims of our study were to understand the prevalence of vitamin...

    Authors: Ru-Xin Foong, Rosan Meyer, Robert Dziubak, Adriana Chebar Lozinsky, Heather Godwin, Kate Reeve, Syeda Tahmida Hussain, Romman Nourzaie and Neil Shah

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:4

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  34. Content type: Position article and guidelines

    Food allergy is an important public health problem because it affects children and adults, can be severe and even life-threatening, and may be increasing in prevalence. Beginning in 2008, the National Institut...

    Authors: Alkis Togias, Susan F. Cooper, Maria L. Acebal, Amal Assa’ad, James R. Baker Jr, Lisa A. Beck, Julie Block, Carol Byrd-Bredbenner, Edmond S. Chan, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, David M. Fleischer, George J. Fuchs III, Glenn T. Furuta, Matthew J. Greenhawt, Ruchi S. Gupta, Michele Habich…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:1

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  35. Content type: Review

    Severe asthma is a major health concern. The allergic (IgE-mediated) form of asthma is well known from a pathogenic viewpoint. We searched the available literature to identify which allergens are most frequent...

    Authors: Carlo Lombardi, Eleonora Savi, Erminia Ridolo, Giovanni Passalacqua and Giorgio Walter Canonica

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:2

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  36. Content type: Original research

    Asthma mortality has declined since the 1980s. Nevertheless the World Health Organization (WHO) identified asthma as responsible for 225.000 deaths worldwide in 2005, and 430.000 fatal cases are expected by 20...

    Authors: Andrea Vianello, Marco Caminati, Mariangiola Crivellaro, Rafi El Mazloum, Rossella Snenghi, Michele Schiappoli, Annarita Dama, Andrea Rossi, Giuliana Festi, Maria Rita Marchi, Chiara Bovo, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Gianenrico Senna

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:42

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  37. Content type: Original research

    The existence of a local allergic rhintis was proposed on the basis of the detection of nasal IgE in the absence of a systemic sensitization. Nevertheless, the significance of this phenomenon remains still unc...

    Authors: Matteo Gelardi, Antonio V. N. Guglielmi, Lucia Iannuzzi, Vitaliano Nicola Quaranta, Nicola Quaranta, Massimo Landi, Mario Correale, Annamaria Sonnante, Margherita Rossini, Maria Addolorata Mariggiò, Giorgio Walter Canonica and Giovanni Passalacqua

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:39

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  38. Content type: Review

    Asthma is a common, chronic inflammatory airways disease characterized by a clinical syndrome of bronchial hyperresponsiveness, inflammation, and reversible airflow obstruction. Individuals with asthma can var...

    Authors: Tara F. Carr and Eugene Bleecker

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:41

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  39. Content type: Review

    The present paper addresses severe asthma which is limited to 5-10% of the overall population of asthmatics. However, it accounts for 50% or more of socials costs of the disease, as it is responsible for hospi...

    Authors: Giorgio Walter Canonica, Gianenrico Senna, Patrick D. Mitchell, Paul M. O’Byrne, Giovanni Passalacqua and Gilda Varricchi

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:40

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  40. Content type: Original research

    Chronic urticaria (CU) is defined as the spontaneous appearance of wheals, with or without angioedema, persisting for ≥6 weeks. Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU) is a type of CU which affects 0.5–1 % of the ...

    Authors: Paul Wilches, Paola Wilches, Juan Carlos Calderon, Annia Cherrez and Ivan Cherrez Ojeda

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:36

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  41. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We describe immune phenotypes (innate and adaptive cytokines) according to environmental exposure using latent class analysis. A total of 310 schoolchildren living in Ecuador were assayed for spontaneous cytok...

    Authors: C. A. Figueiredo, L. D. Amorim, M. Vaca, M. E. Chico, A. C. Campos, M. L. Barreto and P. J. Cooper

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:34

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  42. Content type: Position article and guidelines

    Evidence that enables us to identify, assess, and access the small airways in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has led INTERASMA (Global Asthma Association) and WAO to take a position on...

    Authors: F. Braido, N. Scichilone, F. Lavorini, O. S. Usmani, L. Dubuske, L. P. Boulet, R. Mosges, C. Nunes, M. Sanchez-Borges, I. J. Ansotegui, M. Ebisawa, F. Levi-Schaffer, L. J. Rosenwasser, J. Bousquet, T. Zuberbier, G. Walter Canonica…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:37

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  43. Content type: WAO Statement

    One of the major concerns in the practice of allergy is related to the safety of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease. Management (diagnosis and treatment) of hypersensitivity disorde...

    Authors: Marek L. Kowalski, Ignacio Ansotegui, Werner Aberer, Mona Al-Ahmad, Mubeccel Akdis, Barbara K. Ballmer-Weber, Kirsten Beyer, Miguel Blanca, Simon Brown, Chaweewan Bunnag, Arnaldo Capriles Hulett, Mariana Castells, Hiok Hee Chng, Frederic De Blay, Motohiro Ebisawa, Stanley Fineman…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in World Allergy Organization Journal 2017 10:6

  44. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    A1 Characterization of the immunoallergic profile towards the proteins of the wheat flour in Cuban population

    Authors: Raúl Lázaro Castro Almarales, Mary Carmen Reyes Zamora, Beatriz Tamargo, Damaris Torralba Averoff, Raysa Cruz, Yunia Oliva Diaz, Mirta Alvarez Castello, Alexander Ciria, Alexis Labrada, Maytee Mateo, Maytee Mateo, Damaris Torralba Averoff, Raysa Cruz, Yunia Oliva Diaz, Mirta Alvarez Castello, Alexander Ciria…

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9(Suppl 2):30

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 2

  45. Content type: Original research

    Children do not always outgrow hen’s egg allergies in early childhood. Because egg yolks are less allergenic than egg whites, we performed an oral food challenge with heated egg yolk slightly contaminated with...

    Authors: Yu Okada, Noriyuki Yanagida, Sakura Sato and Motohiro Ebisawa

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:31

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  46. Content type: Consensus Document

    Routine immunization, one of the most effective public health interventions, has effectively reduced death and morbidity due to a variety of infectious diseases. However, allergic reactions to vaccines occur v...

    Authors: Stephen C. Dreskin, Neal A. Halsey, John M. Kelso, Robert A. Wood, Donna S. Hummell, Kathryn M. Edwards, Jean-Christoph Caubet, Renata J. M. Engler, Michael S. Gold, Claude Ponvert, Pascal Demoly, Mario Sanchez-Borges, Antonella Muraro, James T. Li, Menachem Rottem and Lanny J. Rosenwasser

    Citation: World Allergy Organization Journal 2016 9:32

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