aeroallergen


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aeroallergen

(âr′ō-ăl′ər-jən)
n.
Any of various airborne substances, such as pollen or spores, that can cause an allergic response.

airborne allergen

Any substance light enough to be carried by air currents and capable of evoking an immune response. 
Examples Pollens, fungal spores, algae.

aeroallergen

(ar″ō-al′ĕr-jen) [ aero- + allergen]
A particle of dust, pollen, or powder that stimulates an immune response in a sensitive person.

aeroallergen

Airborne particles, especially tree and grass pollens, that can induce allergic responses, such as hay fever (ALLERGIC RHINITIS) in sensitized people.
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Two of the patients who exhibited positive SPT and specific IgE responses to cyanobacteria were diagnosed as being nonallergic because they were not sensitized to other aeroallergens (Figure 1).
Studies on the relationship between the level of specific IgE antibody and the clinical expression of allergy--I: definition of levels distinguishing patients with symptomatic from patients with asymptomatic allergy to common aeroallergens.
T cells are activated by aeroallergens, food antigens, autoantigens and bacterial superantigens in allergic inflammation.
Exposure to an aeroallergen as a possible precipitating factor in respiratory arrest in young patients with asthma.
The study protocol was applied to a spectrum of aeroallergens and insect venom allergens representative of the core high-volume workload in our laboratory.
Suggest to healthcare providers that they schedule latex-sensitive patients as the first case of the day because latex is an aeroallergen and stays in the air for at least an hour after latex gloves are used.
Scientists also don't understand the way aeroallergens affect the skin--whether the aeroallergen is inhaled by the patient or the aeroallergen actually penetrates the patient's skin.
Obviously such poorly standardized extracts will influence diagnostic results as well as proposed immunotherapy Pollen has been widely studied as an aeroallergen for many years, but far less is known about fungal spores, even though these are present in the air in concentrations in excess of those of pollen grains.
Under the agreement, Sanofi obtains an exclusive license to develop an immunotherapy designed to abate acute immune responses against a life threatening food allergen and an option to develop two additional candidate immunotherapies for allergies each to a specific food or aeroallergen.
Value of a negative aeroallergen skin-prick test result in the diagnosis of asthma in young adults: Correlative study methacholine challenge testing.
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The authors concluded that aeroallergen sensitization might be a critical factor for severe viral illnesses.