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ALLSA Journal: Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology

"Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology" is the official journal of the Allergy Society of South Africa and is produced as a service to understanding and communication in the field of allergy. Four issues are published per annum and are mailed to all members. Click on the issues below to view.




2002 - 1998

VOLUME 16 N0.4 DECEMBER 2002

GUEST EDITORIAL:

Occupational food allergies – MF Jeebhay

REVIEW:

  • Food allergens and additives in food processing industries – H Steinman
  • Occupational reactions to foods – BV Gill, M Aresery, SB Lehrer
  • Baker’s allergy and asthma – towards preventive strategies – R Baatjies, MF Jeebhay

ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER :

  • Occupational asthma in food handlers: cases reported to SORDSA (1996- 2002) – TM Esterhuizen, D Rees
  • Occupational asthma caused by alpha-amylase among bakers, as confirmed by specific inhalation challenge – S Quice, MFNC de Castro, J Sastre
  • Inhalable flour dust and wheat allergens: a measurement strategy for exposure control – N de Pater, D Heederik
  • Occupational allergy among table grape farm workers in South Africa – MF Jeebhay, R Baatjies, A Lopata

VOLUME 16 N0.3 SEPTEMBER 2002

EDITORIAL:

ALLSA Congress 2002 – A van Niekerk

REVIEW:

  • Commentary on the revised nomenclature for allergy released by the EAACI Nomenclature Taskforce – PC Potter
  • New perspectives in the diagnosis of food allergy – C Motala
  • Wheezy phenotypes of childhood – pathophysiology – A Halkas
  • Acute adverse reactions to South African manufactured snakebite Antivenom
  • RSM Blaylock

LETTER TO EDITOR:

survey of the perception of allergies by adolescent school pupils in a Cape Town suburban school – C-J Potter

CONGRESS ABSTRACTS:

Allergy 2002 – State of the art


VOLUME 15 N0.2 JUNE 2002

GUEST EDITORIAL:

Skin allergies – ME Docrat

REVIEW:

  • A new approach to the management of atopic dermatitis: new non-steroidal topical immunomodulators – ME Docrat
  • T helper cells, the hygiene hypothesis and immune changes in immunotherapy
  • B Nurse
  • Infection in atopic dermatitis – ME Docrat
  • Lichen planus – ME Docrat
  • Anaphylaxis following exposure to snake venoms in South Africa – RSM Blaylock

LETTER TO EDITOR:

Egg allergy and measles, mumps and rubella vaccination – G du Toit


VOLUME 15 N0.1 MARCH 2002

EDITORIAL:

Asthma in Africa – the need for accessible, affordable treatment – HJ Zar, EG Weinberg

REVIEW:

  • The prevalence of asthma in South Africa – R Ehrich
  • Exercise-induced bronchospasm in African children – JA Odhiambo, LW Ng’ang’a
  • Improving care for people with asthma in developing countries: the role of the nurse – G Brown
  • Combination therapy for asthma: complementary effects of long-acting β2- agonists and corticosteroids – M Johnson

ORIGINAL RESEARCH:

  • A survey of perceived and confirmed allergy in children with learning disabilities and hyperactivity – B Fenemore, PC Potter

VOLUME 14 N0.4 DECEMBER 2001

REVIEW:

  • Acute asthma in children – S Kling, P Goussard, R Gie
  • The Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) Initiative – ED Bateman
  • Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergies – an update – AY Wu
  • Concomitant clinical sensitivity (CCA) and cross-reactivity – HA Steinman, S Lee


VOLUME 14 N0.3 SEPTEMBER 2001

REVIEW:

  • Characterization of allergens in milk – J Wal, H Bernard, G Clement, J Chatel and K Adel-Patient
  • Ingredient issues associated with allergenic foods – SL Taylor and SL Hefle
  • Food allergies in infants and children – two decades of research – RG Heine, CS Hosking and DJ Hill
  • Practical aspects in the management of cow’s milk allergies and intolerances: A South African Perspective – M Groenewald
  • Dietary treatment of adverse reactions to food – L Jacobs
  • Crustacean Allergy in South Africa – AL Lopata, B Fenemore and PC Potter


VOLUME 14 N0.2 JUNE 2001

50TH EDITORIAL:

50th anniversary editorial – EG Weinberg, HJ Zar

REVIEW:

  • Cytokine levels in urbanized Xhosa asthmatic children – A Puterman, B Nurse
  • Asthma & allergy management in private practice in South Africa – M Bailey
  • Cost efficacy of allergy diagnosis and treatment – S Lee, H Steinman, M Bailey

BRIEF COMMUNICATION:

Rapid onset of action of Fexofenadien – PC Potter, H Schoeman and FAST investigator group


VOLUME 14 N0.1 MARCH 2001

EDITORIAL:

Asthma and allergic disease in Africa – a challenge – H Zar and EG Weinberg

REVIEW:

  • Thinking clearly about lung dideases – is it asthma? MR Partridge
  • Anaphylaxis: Recent advances – N Brathwaite
  • A case presentation of tree nut anaphylaxis and review of tree nut and peanut allergy – G du Toit
  • Pharmacology aspects of allergic ocular disease – G Muller

CASE REPORT:

Allergy to Haemaccel – EP Engela, JF Viljoen


VOLUME 13 N0.4 DECEMBER 2000

EDITORIAL:

Allergy and the Environment – C Motala

UPDATE:

Food Allergy - Current Issues – C Motala

REVIEW:

  • A practical approach to the management of Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • D Meyer
  • Diagnosis and Management of Leucocytoclastic Vasculitis – HF Jordaan
  • Asthma: Changing morbidity and mortality – P Bardin
  • House Dust Mite and Cockroach Allergy – A Manjra

CONGRESS REPORT:

ICACI 2000 – G du Toit and H Zar


VOLUME 13 N0.3 SEPTEMBER 2000

EDITORIAL:

Occupational allergy: Focus on biological agents – M Jeebhay

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Health and Safety Legislation and Worker’s Compensation for allergic diseases of occupational aetiology – M Jeebhay

CASE REPORTS:

  • Asthma related to work place substances of plant origin (silk and garlic) – N White
  • Onion allergy – N Mansoor, G Ramafi

REVIEW:

  • Insects and storage pests causing occupational allergy – A Lopata, B Fenemore, Z Majova, N Bali and M Jeebhay
  • Occupational seafood allergy – M Jeebhay, T Robins and A Lopata Grain dust allergy and asthma among grain mill workers in Cape Town – M Jeebhay, J H Stark, A Fourie, T Robins and R Ehrlich
  • Evaluating and controlling exposure to Bioaerosols causing allergy in the work place – S Mbuli

COMMENTARY:

Unscientific tests for diagnosing food allergy


VOLUME 13 N0.2 JUNE 2000

EDITORIAL:

Allergies and the Olympics – PC Potter

ORIGINAL STUDY:

Atopy in South African Olympic Athletes – D Hawarden, S Baker, A Toerien, R Prescott, W Derman, R Leaver and PC Potter

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Respiratory manifestations of Food Allergy – BM Tan and S Bahna

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

  • Severe combined immunodeficiency at Red Cross War Memorial
  • Children’s Hospital – B Eley, G Shaboodien, J Hughes, M Cooper, S Pienaar, H
  • Henderson and DW Beatty

FOCUS ON SKIN:

Keloids – M Docrat

CONGRESS REPORTS:

  • XVIIIth ECACI – B Nurse
  • AAAAI San Diego – G Du Toit
  • AAAAI San Diego – M Haus

VOLUME 13 N0.1 MARCH 2000

EDITORIAL:

Vocal Cord Dysfunction – N Brathwaite

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Latex Allergy in Childhood – N Brathwaite

CASE REPORT:

Latex Allergy in a Five-Year-Old Girl – LV Jedeikin

CONGRESS REPORT:

Report from the XVI Word Congress of Asthma, Buenos Aires, Argentina 17-20 October 1999 – N Brathwaite

ANTIHISTAMINE REVIEWS:

  • H1-Receptor Antagonists (Antihistamines) in the Twenty-First Century – ER Simons
  • H1-Receptor Antagonists in Skin Disorders – ER Simons

RHINITIS/ASTHMA:

The United Airways: The Allergic Rhinitis-Asthma Ling – ER Simons

FOCUS ON THE SKIN:

Pityriasis Sicca Alba (PSA) – M Docrat

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Quality and Effectiveness – Two Sides of the Inflammatory Airway Disease Coin – R Green

PULMUNOLOGY ARTICLE:

A Guide to Organ Specific Autoantibodies – Tri Giang Phan, RSteele, S Adelstein


VOLUME 12 N0.4 DECEMBER 1999

EDITORIAL:

Hypoallergenic formulae – C Motala

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Origins of Atopy – S Prescott

IMMUNOLOGY PERSPECTIVE:

The Genetic Mechanisms Conferring Susceptibility to Auto immune Diseases – P Silveira, M Jordon, A Baxter

RHINITIS UPDATE I:

Recent Advances in Rhinitis – G Scadding

RHINITIS UPDATE II:

Medical Aspects in Rhinitis – G Scadding

RHINITIS UPDATE III:

The Role of Antihistamines in Rhinitis – G Scadding

RHINITIS UPDATE IV:

Patient Education – C Motala

ASTHMA PERSPECTIVE:

Benefits and Risks of inhaled glucocorticoids in children with pesistent asthma – FE Simons

ORIGINAL PAPER:

  • Severe combinined immunodeficiency at Red Cross War Memorial
  • Children’s Hospital – B Eley, G Shaboodien, J Hughes, M Cooper, S Pienaar, H
  • Henderson, DW Beatty

VOLUME 12 N0.3 SEPTEMBER 1999

EDITORIAL:

Allergology in South Africa – is it relevant? – S Kling

FEATURE ARTICLE:

  • Intranasal corticosteroids – are they safe? – S Kling
  • Contact Dermatitis – L sison-Fonacier
  • T cell cytokines in allergy – W Sewell

REVIEW ARTICLE:

The safety of inhaled steroids – A Argent

SKIN FOCUS:

Bullous Pemphigoid – M Docrat

CONGRESS REPORT:

18th Annual Meeting of EAACI Brussels – A Lopata

CONGRESS ABSTRACTS:

ALLSA Rhinits Symposium, Spier, Cape October 1999


VOLUME 12 N0.2 JUNE 1999

EDITORIAL:

The expanding field of allergology – A Manjra

ALLERGY BASIC SCIENCES:

Gaps in the management of asthma – A Manjra

REVIEW ARTICLE:

  • Drugs used in the treatment of allergy in relation to exercise and sports participation – S Manjra
  • Meniere’s Disease and allergy – B Williams
  • Allergy and fatal asthma – is there a link? C Motala

SKIN FOCUS:

Chronic discoid Lupus Erythrematosis – M Docrat

REVIEW ARTICLE:

Allergic Rhinitis in Special Circumstances – JG Swart


VOLUME 12 N0. 1 MARCH 1999

EDITORIAL:

Allergen Immunotherapy in South Africa: The way forward – PC Potter

FEATURE ARTICLE:

Tumour Necrosis factor: Biology and therapeutic inhibition in inflammatory diseases – DS Riminton

LATEX ALLERGY:

SABTS Addressing problems associated with powdered gloves – I Pretorius

INTERNATIONAL JUBILEE SYMPOSIUM:

30 Years with IgE (Stockholm) – PC Potter

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

House dust mite Allergen Exposure and Atopic Disease in Zimbabwe – EN Sibanda

BASIC SCIENCE REVIEW:

Adhesion Molecules – C Motala

PROFILES IN ALLERGY:

Ruth Prescott – PC Potter

REPORT:

6th International Congress on Aerobiology – D Berman

SKIN FOCUS:

Alopecia areata – M Docrat


VOLUME 11 NO.4 DECEMBER 1998

EDITORIAL:

Allergy in the Upper Airway – AS Puterman

COMMENTARY:

An Earful of Allergy – AS Puterman

REVIEW:

Immunopathology of Asthma, the role of T cells – B Nurse

COMMENTARY:

Prediction and Prevention of Allergy – JA Warner

FEATURE ARTICLE:

  • Pharmacological intervention to prevent airway inflammation and asthma – JO Warner
  • Tonsillectomy: a Current Perspective – MH Young

CONGRESS REPORT PART II:

XVII Congress of EAACI, 1998 – M Groenewald


VOLUME 11 NO.3 JUNE 1998

EDITORIAL:

Designer drugs and the New World – M Haus and R Green

FEATURE ARTICLE:

  • Clinical aspects of primary immunodeficiency diseases – B Eley
  • Common misconceptions about asthma – PG Bardin
  • Leukotriene antagonists – N Barnes

COMMENTARY:

  • Risk-benefit assessment of fluticasone propionate – B Haumann
  • Abstracts of the 1998 ALLSA Congress, Sandton City

CONGRESS REPORT:

  • XVII Congress of EAACI, 1998 – M Groenewald
  • Hidden triggers of adverse reactions to food – H Steinman
  • NAEP in KwaZulu-Natal: Asthma in the Park – P Jeena
  • Latex and asthma: The Gloves are off
  • Computers and Latex Allergy – S Bell

VOLUME 11 NO.2 JUNE 1998

EDITORIAL:

Spotlight on Asthma – P Bardin

ARTICLE:

  • Eotaxin and Asthma – J Syce
  • Peal flow – Plusses and Pitfalls – J Mouton, Z Buttner, F Swart, P Bardin
  • Occupational allergies – J Stark, D Rees

VOLUME 11 NO.1 MARCH 1998

EDITORIAL:

Latex Allergy and the Law - PC Potter

REVIEW:

  • Latex Allergy – a major problem in South African Hospitals – PC Potter
  • Latex Allergy: alternative products – PC Potter, A Fuchs
  • Autoimmunity and the Etiology of Chronic Urticaria – A Kaplan, M Ferrer

ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

Cockroach Allergy in South Africa: Coastal versus Inland – PC Potter, S Lee, L Roodt

REGIONAL:

The Cape Town Allergology Unit – PC Potter

FOCUS ON THE SKIN:

Steroid Rosacea – M Docrat

CONGRESS REPORT:

Cancun Congress Report – B Nurse, C Motala, A Lopata

HOT TOPICS:

Hot Issues in the Management of Asthma – C Motala