1. Hot topics in the Dermatology Section
Allergic contact dermatitis in children
2. New books published within the last two years
Urticaria and angioedema
Editors: Torsten Zuberbier, Clive Grattan & Marcus Maurer (Springer).
Valuable resource for those interested in skin research! The book explores the he history, aetiopathogenesis and classification of urticaria, as well as providing in depth understanding of acute, chronic, dermographic and delayed pressure, heat and cold, solar, cholinergic, contact urticaria. The last part is devoted to the urticarial syndromes and autoinflammation, vasculitis and angioedema, therapy of urticaria, standard operating procedures and practical approaches. The book is written by leading experts in the field and provides a comprehensive update on every aspect of current management of urticaria.
3. Books in press
Editors: Jean Bolognia, Jozeph Jorizzo, Ronald Rapini
The ultimate goal of the book is for it to never make its way to the bookshelf because it is being used on a weekly, or perhaps even daily, basis. This book will function as a colleague, albeit a non-verbal one, who is easily approachable and possesses the necessary expertise to provide succinct, up-to date information that is both precise and practical.
4. The must read papers of the last 3-6 months
EAACI taskforce position paper: evidence for autoimmune urticaria and proposal for defining diagnostic criteria.
Konstantinou G.N., Asero R., Ferrer M., Knol E.F., Maurer M., Raap U., Schmid-Grendelmeier P., Skol P.S., Grattan C.E.
Allergy 2013, 68(1):27-36.
European Competence Network on Mastocytosis (ECNM): 10-year jubilee, update, and future perspectives.
Valent P,, Arock M., Bonadonna P., Brockow K., Broesby-Olsen S., Escribano L., Gleixner K.V., Grattan C., Hadzijusufovic E., Hägglund H., Hermine O., Horny H.P., Kluin-Nelemans H.C., Maurer M., Niedoszytko M., Nedoszytko B., Nilsson G., Oude-Elberink H.N., Orfao A., Radia D., Reiter A., Siebenhaar F., Sotlar K., Sperr W.R., Triggiani M., Vandoormaal J.J., Várkonyi J., Yavuz S., Hartmann K.
Wien Klin Wochenschr 2012, 124;(23-24):807-814
How not to miss autoinflammatory diseases masquerading as urticaria
Krause K., Grattan C.E., Bindslev-Jensen C., Gattorno M., Kallinich T., de Koning H.D., Lachmann H.J., Lipsker D., Navarini A.A., Simon A., Traidl-Hoffmann C., Maurer M.
Allergy 2012, 67;12:1465-74
Efficacy and safety of the interleukin-1 antagonist rilonacept in Schnitzler syndrome: an open-label study
Krause K., Weller K., Stefaniak R., Wittkowski H., Altrichter S., Siebenhaar F., Zuberbier T., Maurer M.
Allergy 2012, 67;7:943-50.
A positive serum basophil histamine release assay is a marker for ciclosporin-responsiveness in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria
Iqbal K., Bhargava K., Skov PS., Falkencrone S., Grattan C.
Clinical and Translational Allergy 2012, 1;2(1):19
Marrouche N., Grattan C.
Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012, 12(5):485-90
Mutational spectrum and geno-phenotype correlation in Chinese families with Hereditary Angioedema
Xu Y., Zhi X., Yin J., Wang L., Wen L.P., Gu J.Q., Guan K., Craig T., Zhang H.Y.
Allergy 2012, 67(11):1430-6
Anaphylaxis in an emergency setting – elicitors, therapy and incidence of severe allergic reactions
Beyer K., Eckermann O., Hompes S., Grabenhenrich L. and Worm M.
Allergy 2012, 67(11):1451-6
IgE detection to α/β/γ-gliadin and its clinical relevance in wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis
Hofmann S.C., Fischer J., Eriksson C., Bengtsson Gref C., Biedermann T., Jakob T.
Allergy 2012, 67(11):1457-60
Attenuated Bordetella pertussis BPZE1 protects against allergic airway inflammation and contact dermatitis in mouse models
Li R., Cheng C., Chong C.Z., Lim A.R., Goh Y.F., Locht C., KemenyD.M., Angeli V., W.S. Wong, Alonso S.
Allergy 2012, 67(10):1250-8
Successful use of omalizumab in an inadequately controlled type 2 diabetic patient with severe insulin allergy.
Cavelti-Weder C., Muggli B., Keller C., Babians-Brunner A., Biason-Lauber A., Donath M.Y., Schmid-Grendelmeier P.
Diabetes Care 2012, 35(6):e41
Development and construct validation of the angioedema quality of life questionnaire
Weller K., Groffik A., Magerl M., Tohme N., Martus P., Krause K., Metz M., Staubach P., Maurer M.
Allergy 2012, 67(10):1289-98
5. Current international projects
Published Task Forces
Profiling Urticaria for the Identification of Subtypes (PURIST)
6. Related resources
1. Is it time for clinicians to relate genotypes to phenotypes?
2. Skin barrier function in the development of allergy
3. Skin barrier function in the development of allergy
4. Common allergic diseases in the elderly
Postgraduate Course: Practical issues in contact allergy and urticaria
31st EAACI Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on 16th of June, 2012
Antti Lauerma (Finland): Expert tips for patch testing
Radoslaw Spiewak (Poland): Testing for photoallergy
Jurgen Grabbe (Switzerland): Contact urticarial
Markus Magerl (Germany): Physical challenge testing
Urlike Raap (Germany): Skin testing in urticaria
Symposium - Atopic dermatitis: the wider picture
31st EAACI Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on 17th of June, 2012
Edward Knol (The Netherlands): Atopic dermatitis: beyond the skin and into the gut
Graham Ogg (UK): Specific immunotherapy in atopic dermatitis
Thomas Bieber (Germany): Off-label drugs for atopic dermatitis
Symposium - Understanding urticaria
31st EAACI Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on 18th of June, 2012
Clive Grattan (UK): Tracking down a cause of urticaria
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier (Switzerland): Germs and worms in urticaria
Riccardo Asero (Italy): Aggravating factors in chronic urticaria
Symposium - New trends in allergy research in Russia
31st EAACI Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on 18th of June, 2012
Ludmila Ogorodova (Russian Federation): Epidemiology of food allergy in Russia
Musa Khaitov (Russian Federation): The interaction of RSV and epithelial cells in the lung
Elena Borzova (Russian Federation): The role of autoantibodies in chronic urticarial
Symposium - Food allergy and atopic dermatitis: a tale of two epithelia
31st EAACI Congress, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th of June, 2012
Aziz Sheikh (UK): Epidemiological evidence implicating defects in skin barrier to sensitization to food allergens
Thomas Werfel (Germany): Classical and pollen-related food allergies in patients with topic dermatitis – the impact of late eczematous reactions
Suzanne Pasmans (The Netherlands): When to use elimination diets in children with atopic dermatitis?
Skin Allergy Meeting
Berlin, Germany, 29 November to 1 December 2012
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Ana Giménez-Arnau - Allergic contact dermatitis
Werner Aberer - Non-Hereditary Angioedema
Ilaria Baiardini - Quality of life instruments for daily practice
Carsten Bindslev-Jensen - Food Allergy
Gino Vena - Aquatic dermatoses
Michihiro Hide - The role of sweat in skin disease - beyond hyperhidrosis
Romi Saini - The role of basophils in skin allergies
Friday, 30 November 2012
Martin Metz - Itch
Torsten Zuberbier - Interactive discussion with experts on international approaches in allergology
Margitta Worm - Anaphylaxis
Torsten Zuberbier - Atopic Dermatitis
Frank Siebenhaar - Mastocytosis
Karoline Krause - Autoinflammatory syndromes
Konrad Bork - Hereditary Angioedema
Martin Church - Role of histamine in skin physiology and allergies
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier - Tropical and travelers' dermatoses
Marcus Maurer – Urticaria
Clive Grattan - QUIZ - Allergic or not allergic
Can you spot the difference (and win a prize)?
4th Urticaria consensus meeting
Berlin, Germany, November 28-29, 2012
This is a 4 yearly meeting prepared by the EAACI Dermatology Section and GA2LEN for the review of the current international guidelines on the classification, pathogenesis and management of urticaria.
7. Upcoming events
* Skin Allergy Club
Zurich, Switzerland, April 20-21, 2013
* EAACI – WAO World Allergy & Asthma Congress
Milan, Italy, 22-26 June, 2013
Last updated: 28 November 2014