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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 47

  FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLERANCE Perhaps of all allergic reactions, the public, clinicians, and medical personnel misunderstand food allergy most. as little as 1 percent of the U.S. population has true food allergies compared with 20 percent who are perceived¬† … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 46

  A major topic of current research has revolved around airway changes in the chronic asthmatic. This process, known as remodeling, is believed to result in irreversible changes in the lung. McMillan and Lloyd induced acute pulmonary eosinophilia and bronchial … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 45

  Treatment is multifactorial. Environmental measures to eliminate allergen exposure should always be attempted. Inhaled corticosteroids remain the mainstay of medical treatment as they down-regulate multiple inflammatory reactions in the lungs. Other adjuncts such as leukotriene receptor antagonists modify significant … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 44

  Immunology of asthma From a histopathological standpoint, the inflammation in allergic asthma involves the entire thickness of the airway. Findings include generalized edema, denudation of the epithelium, subbasement membrane thickening, and smooth muscle and mucous gland hyperthropy. This pocess … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 43

  As in allergic rhinitis, recent advances in understanding the immunology of asthma have important therapeutic value, and immune manipulation will likely become an important modality in the treatment of asthma.

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 42

  ALLERGIC ASTHMA The lung provides the fundamental function of gas exchange. As the terminal level of the respiratory tract after the nasal cavity and pharinx, it is constantly exposed to airborne¬† particulate matter. Allergic asthma is the manifestation of … Continue reading

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Immunological aspects of allergy and anaphylaxis part 41

  EXPERIMENTAL MODEL Recent research into the underlying immunological mechanisms of rhinitis has borne new insight into the pathophysiology of allergic rhinitis. Prior understanding favored initial IgE production in regional lymph nodes or bone marrow. Failure of prior experiments to … Continue reading

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