Authors:Ghamartaj Khanbabaee, Javad Enayat, Zahra Chavoshzadeh, Seyed Tabatabaei, Fatemeh Gorji, and Nima Rezaei
Aspergillosis is one of the frequent causes of exacerbation of asthma depending on the geographical regions. The specific serum IgG level for aspergillus is a major diagnostic criterion in aspergillosis.Ninety-six asthmatic patients, with mean age of 5.4 ± 3.0 years who were referred to the asthma clinic of the Mofid Children’s Hospital, were enrolled in this study. Serum specific IgG for aspergillus was measured and its association with severity of asthma was evaluated.Nineteen asthmatic patients (10 females and 9 males) had aspergillus IgG antibody. Among them, severe persistent asthma and moderate persistent asthma were detected in 5 and 13 cases, respectively, whereas only one patient suffered from mildpersistent asthma. A total of 36.5% of the 96 patients had a history of atopy, while 26% had allergic rhinitis. There was an association between the severity of asthma and the presence of aspergillus IgG antibody. Moreover, the positivity for aspergillus IgG antibody was higher in older patients.Our results indicated an association between aspergillus antibody level and severity of asthma. It could be recommended that the IgG titer for aspergillus is measured in pediatric patients with asthma, whereas co-morbidity of aspergillosis and asthma increases the risk of asthma exacerbation.
Authors:Leyla Semiha Şen, Zarife Nigar Özdemir Kumral, Gülsün Memi, Feriha Ercan, Berrak C. Yeğen, and Cumhur Yeğen
side effects of NSAIDs are observed throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, and include dyspeptic complaints of varying severity, bleeding or perforation of gastric and duodenal ulcers [ 1 ]. When the balance between the factors that prevent or
Authors:Kinga Balla, Alexandra Szabó, István Gyene, Zsuzsa Jáki, and Györgyi Mezei
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Asthma severity and psychopathology in a tertiary care department for children and adolescent. Eur. Child Adolesc. Psychiatr., 1998,
Authors:Luca Procaccini, Bruno Consorte, Daniela Gabrielli, Antonietta Cifaratti, and Massimo Caulo
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is an uncommon congenital condition, resulting in vascular malformations affecting capillary, venous, and lymphatic systems and bone and/or soft tissue hypertrophy. Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) may be useful in assessing the severity of the disease and for treatment planning. We present two cases of two white men with the typical clinical presentation of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome i.e. vascular malformations (capillary, venous and lymphatic) and localized bone and/or soft tissues hypertrophy. Splenic hemangiomas were evidenced in both patients and Magnetic Resonance Angiography was helpful in assessing and delineating the abnormal venous drainage system. KTS is a complex disorder whose true prevalence and etiology are still unknown. In most cases the emblematic clinical manifestation consisting in vascular malformations and extremity overgrowth is represented. KTS may be associated with several different conditions including scoliosis and splenic hemangiomas. The presence of the lateral marginal vein (LMV) is pathognomonic. Imaging is fundamental in confirming the diagnosis and for therapeutic strategies. An effective treatment does not exist to date and a multidisciplinary approach is usually required to prevent complications.