Archive for June, 2009

Summary and Review of the article “Update on allergies in pregnancy, lactation, and early childhood” by I. Pali-Scholl, H. Renz, and E. Jensen-Jarolim (Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology 2009;123:1012-21).

  One of the most commonly asked questions by young families is how to possibly prevent the development of allergy in the next child. In fact you can see such a question asked on my last post. This is an agonizing question for a pediatric allergist. The specialty of pediatrics and of allergy is very […]

June 28, 2009 · fleickly · No Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Developing Allergy, Preventing Allergy

What Causes Allergy? What Causes Asthma? A short review of two recent articles

During my training in Allergy/Clinical Immunology the estimates for allergy in the population was about 20%. Over the past 20 years there has been an alarming increase. The reason for this is unknown. There are plenty of theories including exposure to allergens, pollutants, and endotoxins (Hygiene Hypothesis). Other suspected factors include immunizations, diet, viral infection, […]

June 24, 2009 · fleickly · 3 Comments
Posted in: Allergies, Asthma

Incidence of Allergy in Children: Using Allergy Testing Panels (Pharmacia ImmunoCap) or Symptoms?

In the May issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology there is a very interesting article on the association (not cause) of childhood obesity and allergy by Dr. Cynthia Visness and colleagues (JACI 2009;123:1163-9). This study looked at over 4000 children between the ages of 2 and 19 years who participated in the […]

June 6, 2009 · fleickly · One Comment
Posted in: Allergy Testing