Bone Marrow Disorder Nearly 10-Times More Common in Those with Venom Allergy

In the largest U.S. study of venom allergy and mastocytosis prevalence, Michigan Medicine researchers found that people with venom allergy are nearly 10 times more likely to suffer the bone marrow disorder that causes higher risk of fatal reactions. They also found that elevated levels of tryptase, a chemical secreted by allergy cells, may predict if a person is at higher risk for reaction to immunotherapy.

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Loss of Smell Associated with Milder Clinical Course in COVID-19

Researchers at UC San Diego Health report in newly published findings that olfactory impairment suggests the resulting COVID-19 disease is more likely to be mild to moderate, a potential early indicator that could help health care providers determine which patients may require hospitalization.

Children with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis More Likely to Have Other Allergies

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that children with a rare food allergy known as food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome, or FPIES, have a significantly higher chance of being diagnosed with other allergic conditions, including eczema, traditional food allergy and asthma. But the researchers also found that FPIES did not directly cause those other allergies.

Evidence suggests previously unrecognized latex allergies may play role in equine asthma

DENVER/December 16, 2019 – Latex exposure could be detrimental to a horse’s respiratory health. That’s the surprising discovery from Morris Animal Foundation -funded research at the Royal Agricultural University and University of Nottingham. While further investigation is needed, researchers say…

Evidence suggests previously unrecognized latex allergies may play role in equine asthma

DENVER/December 16, 2019 – Latex exposure could be detrimental to a horse’s respiratory health. That’s the surprising discovery from Morris Animal Foundation -funded research at the Royal Agricultural University and University of Nottingham. While further investigation is needed, researchers say…