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Title: IgE-Api m 4 Is Useful for Identifying a Particular Phenotype of Bee Venom Allergy.
Authors: Ruiz, B
Serrano, P
Moreno, C
Keywords: Bee venom allergens;Bee venom immunotherapy;Component-resolved diagnosis;Sting challenge;Systemic reaction.
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Bee Venoms
Desensitization, Immunologic
Immunoglobulin E
Insect Bites and Stings
Insect Proteins
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Serologic Tests
Severity of Illness Index
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Different clinical behaviors have been identified in patients allergic to bee venom. Compound-resolved diagnosis could be an appropriate tool for investigating these differences. The aims of this study were to analyze whether specific IgE to Api m 4 (sIgE-Api m 4) can identify a particular kind of bee venom allergy and to describe response to bee venom immunotherapy (bVIT). Prospective study of 31 patients allergic to bee venom who were assigned to phenotype group A (sIgE-Api m 4 Phenotype B patients had more severe reactions (P=.049) and higher skin sensitivity (P=.011), baseline sIgE-Apis (P=.0004), sIgE-nApi m 1 (P=.0004), and sIgG4-Apis (P=.027) than phenotype A patients. Furthermore, 41% of patients in group B experienced SRs during the build-up phase with NA; the sting challenge success rate in this group was 82%. There were no significant reductions in serial intradermal test results, but an intense reduction in sIgE-nApi m 1 (P=.013) and sIgE-Api m 4 (P=.004) was observed after the first year of bVIT. Use of IgE-Api m 4 as the only discrimination criterion demonstrated differences in bee venom allergy. Further investigation with larger populations is necessary.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.18176/jiaci.0053
ISSN: 1018-9068
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