Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Journal of Allergy & Therapy
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ISSN: 2155-6121

David C Fahmy

David C Fahmy


  • Case Report
    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Ingestion as a Risk Factor to Anaphylaxis During Immunotherapy: a Case Series
    Author(s): David C Fahmy and Jason K LeeDavid C Fahmy and Jason K Lee

    Background: Subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy (SCIT) is a common treatment for seasonal and/or perennial rhinitis, conjunctivitis, or asthma. Unfortunately, adverse events may occur during treatment with allergen immunotherapy (AIT), including systemic reactions that may range in severity from cutaneous manifestations to anaphylaxis. Objectives: Although the effect of acetasalicylic acid (ASA) and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on mast cells and as cofactors of anaphylaxis have been well-described, their role in the setting of AIT has not. The current practice parameters do not address NSAIDs as a potential risk factor for anaphylaxis with AIT. This article provides a series of cases that offer evidence that these medications should also be used with caution when administering AIT. Results: We describe six cases of patients with various envi.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000181

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