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Dec
1969

Human toxocariasis is one of the most prevalent helminthiases worldwide.larvae can cross the blood-brain barrier leading to the neurotoxocariasis. The clinical presentation consists of a wide spectrum of neurological manifestations, but asymptomatic infection is probably common.

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Dec
1969

Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a rare, potentially life-threatening, drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction that includes rash, hematologic abnormalities, lymphadenopathy, and internal organ involvement. The pathogenesis of DRESS syndrome is partially understood. Various medications have been described as the cause of DRESS syndrome.

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Feb
2018

FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 fragments from exon 14 to the end without any mutations or deletions has been reported to fuse to ETV6 (TEL) in a few cases of myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms with eosinophilia carrying a translocation t(12;13)(p13;q12). This fusion protein confers constitutive activation on FLT3 fragment and induces factor-independent growth in transfected Ba/F3 cells indicating that it is an oncoprotein. However, the mechanism controlling the stability of this oncoprotein is unknown.

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Mar
2017

To analyze the clinical features of 6 patients with imported schistosomiasis mansoni, including the epidemic history, clinical manifestations, laboratory tests and therapeutic effect, so as to provide references for improving the levels of diagnosis and treatment of physicians.
The clinical data of 6 patients with imported schistosomiasis mansoni from January 2009 to July 2016 were collected and analyzed.
All the 6 imported patients with schistosomiasis mansoni had a clear history of cercarial infested water exposure.

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Feb
2018

We aimed to perform a systematic review of all studies with direct measurements of both airway inflammation and remodeling in the subgroup of children with repeated wheezing and/or persistent asthma severe enough to warrant bronchoscopy, to address whether airway inflammation precedes remodeling or is a parallel process, and also to assess the impact of remodeling on lung function.
Four databases were searched up to June 2017. Two independent reviewers screened the literature and extracted relevant data.

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Feb
2018

There are only a few reports on the direct costs of severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs), including drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), despite the tremendous negative impact these reactions can have on patients. We estimated the direct costs of treating SCARs.
Patients admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital for the treatment of SCARs from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2010 were included.

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Feb
2018

Benralizumab: First Global Approval.

Drugs 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
A Markham
Kyowa Hakko Kirin, AstraZeneca and subsidiaries are developing benralizumab (Fasenra™)-a fully humanised anti-interleukin-5 receptor alpha chain (IL-5Rα) monoclonal antibody-as a treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Eosinophilia is a characteristic of certain asthma and COPD phenotypes and depletion of eosinophils has demonstrated therapeutic benefit. Benralizumab was recently approved by the US FDA as add-on maintenance therapy for patients with severe asthma who have an eosinophilic phenotype.

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Feb
2018

Health surveillance for occupational asthma.

Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2018 Feb 15. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
David Fishwick, Steve Forman
The outcome for workers with occupational asthma is improved for those with an earlier diagnosis. Health surveillance at work is in principle designed to identify such cases, so that the risks to the individual worker, and coworkers, can be reduced. There is recent evidence to suggest that the uptake and quality of such surveillance could be improved.

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Feb
2018

Dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions may cause severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCAR), such as drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS). It has been reported that HLA-B*13:01 is strongly associated with dapsone-induced hypersensitivity reactions among leprosy patients. However, the phenotype specificity and detailed immune mechanism of HLA-B*13:01 remains unclear.

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Feb
2018

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is rare in children and is characterised as necrotising vasculitis predominantly affecting small and medium-sized vessels. Propylthiouracil (PTU), an antithyroid drug, has been implicated in drug-induced AAV. In contrast, Kawasaki disease (KD) is a common systemic vasculitis, typically observed in children, which affects the medium-sized vessels, including the coronary arteries.

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Mar
2018

The current study presents the case of a 9-year-old Chinese boy who presented with eosinophilia and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4). A bone marrow puncture identified an elevated eosinophil rate of 23% (normal range, <5%), which indicated eosinophilia. However, gene analysis, fluorescenthybridization and other examinations, including bone marrow aspiration, blood routine, auto-antibody tests and parasitic and allergens screening, contradicted a diagnosis of secondary or clonal eosinophilia.

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Mar
2018

To compare the clinical presentation, clinical profile and survival of two groups of endomyocardial fibrosis patients.
The study was a prospective cohort study, or a prospective case series, comparing all consecutive echocardiographically proven patients with endomyocardial fibrosis seen in Medical College Trivandrum with the patients seen in Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha(Alleppey) (or TD Medical College). In all patients the clinical details like age, sex, type of endomyocardial fibrosis, the presence of anaemia, eosinophilia, neutrophilia and type of rhythm(Sinus or atrial fibrillation) etc were compared by both simple X2 and by Kaplan Meier survival curves.

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Dec
1969

Treatments for Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions.

J Immunol Res 2017 27;2017:1503709. Epub 2017 Dec 27.
Yung-Tsu Cho, Chia-Yu Chu
Severe cutaneous adverse reaction (SCAR) is life-threatening. It consists of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN), drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS), acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), and generalized bullous fixed drug eruptions (GBFDE). In the past years, emerging studies have provided better understandings regarding the pathogenesis of these diseases.

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Jan
2018

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is a rare vascular proliferative disorder mainly located in the periauricular region. The etiopathogenesis of ALHE is unknown, and it is still controversial as to whether the entity represents a benign vascular neoplasm or an inflammatory process.
Recently, the intracytoplasmic staining pattern of Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) on immunohistochemistry has highlighted true vascular neoplasms, such as microvenular hemangioma, tufted angioma, and spindle cell hemangioma, which has made it helpful to distinguish ALHE from vascular malformations, as there is a negative staining pattern in the other entities.

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Feb
2018

House dust mite (HDM)-allergic asthma is driven by T helper 2 (Th2) lymphocytes, but also innate immune cells control key aspects of the disease. The precise function of innate natural killer (NK) cells during the initiation and propagation of asthma has been very confusing, in part because different, not entirely specific, strategies were used to target these cells. We show that HDM inhalation rapidly led to the accumulation of NK cells in the lung-draining lymph nodes and of activated CD69NK cells in the bronchoalveolar lumen.

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Feb
2018

Eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) is an eosinophil count ≥10% in pleural effusion, which is a rare condition in drug therapy.
We describe the case of a 70-year-old Alzheimer patient who was taking olanzapine for 2 months for the treatment of depression, and developed peripheral eosinophilia and bilateral EPE.
Olanzapine-induced peripheral eosinophilia and eosinophilic pleural effusion was diagnosed.

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Feb
2018

BACKGROUND DRESS is a rare, life threatening syndrome that occurs following exposure to certain medications, most commonly antibiotics and antiepileptics. While sulfonamide antibiotics are frequently implicated as causative agents for DRESS syndrome, furosemide, a nonantibiotic sulfonamide, has not been routinely reported as the causative agent despite its widespread use. CASE REPORT A 63 year old male who started furosemide for lower extremity edema 10 weeks prior presented with diarrhea, fever of 39.

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Feb
2018

A 17-year-old girl presented with fever, myalgia, vomiting for 1 month and oliguria and dyspnoea for 4 days. She was tachycardic,hypertensive, with pedal oedema and decreased breath sounds. She had high serum creatinine (3 mg/dL), anaemia, thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis and eosinophilia with schistocytes.

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Feb
2018

A 31-year-old man with a mitral bioprosthetic valve presented with recent worsening of exertional dyspnoea 7 years after the mitral valve replacement. Evaluation revealed an increased gradient across the thickened mitral bioprosthetic valve leaflets. Marked eosinophilia was present and was considered as a putative cause for bioprosthetic valve thrombosis.

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Feb
2018

Endotypic and prognosticating features of chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) are poorly understood. Our objectives were to use an unbiased symptom-based approach to: (1) study symptoms, clinical and endotypic features; and (2) identify features predicating outcomes from endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).
Clinical, computed tomography (CT), histopathology, and 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) data was collected on 146 adult CRSsNP patients who underwent ESS.

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Dec
1969

Both asthma and COPD are complex, heterogeneous conditions comprising a wide range of phenotypes, some of which are refractory to currently available treatments. Elucidation of these phenotypes and identification of biomarkers with which to recognize them and guide appropriate treatment remains a priority. This review describes the utility of blood eosinophils as a surrogate biomarker of eosinophilic airway inflammation, a common feature of specific asthma and COPD phenotypes.

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Feb
2018

Epidemiologic studies on eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) are scarce and patient responders to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy have usually been excluded. We aimed to evaluate population-based incidence rates, prevalence and trends in adult EoE over the past decade, including responders to PPI therapy.
We conducted an analysis of a prospectively established case registry in the health area of Cáceres, located in midwestern Spain.

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Feb
2018

BACKGROUND This study evaluated the anti-allergic activity of corilagin and also postulates the possible mechanism of its action. MATERIAL AND METHODS Corilagin was given orally at dose of 10, 20, and 40 mg/kg/day. All the animals (guinea pigs, rats, and mice) were sensitized for allergy such as eosinophilia and leukocytosis induced by milk; degranulation of mast cell by compound 48/80; and passive and active anaphylaxis.

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Feb
2018

A 63-year-old woman was admitted with epigastric pain, eosinophilia, and elevated hepatobiliary enzyme levels. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination showed that the mucosa of the gastroduodenal wall was edematous. Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) was diagnosed based on eosinophilic infiltration of the gastroduodenal mucosa.

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Feb
2018

The incidence of Helicobacter pylori-negative gastric cancer is very low. A 60-year-old man was referred to Tokai University Hospital from a local clinic because of eosinophilia. The laboratory data revealed prominent eosinophilia, with a white blood cell count of 7,900/μl and increased eosinophil granulocyte level of 1,659/μl.

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Dec
2017

DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic syndrome) is qualified as hypersensitivity after drug reaction. This syndrome may occur due to any medication intake. There are three main groups of symptoms defining DRESS: skin lesions, hematological abnormalities and internal organ involvement.

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Feb
2018

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a rare disease characterized by scleroderma-like skin, inflammation of deep muscle fascia, hypergammaglobulinemia, peripheral eosinophilia, and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
To present our experience in diagnosis and treatment of seven biopsy-proven EF patients in a large tertiary medical center.
We screened all patients who were admitted to our tertiary medical center and diagnosed with EF by tissue biopsies from January 2000 to January 2016.

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Jan
2018

The Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptom (DRESS) is a severe drug-induced reaction.
We report the case of a 35-year-old man treated by RHEZ for a first episode of a smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis and who developed a DRESS syndrome due to pyrazinamide after twenty days of treatment, associated with a viral reactivation to Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV6). He had a skin eruption, liver involvement and hypereosinophilia.

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Feb
2018

Eosinophils play a central role in the propagation of allergic diseases including asthma. Both recruitment and retention of eosinophils regulate pulmonary eosinophilia but the question of whether alterations in apoptotic cell clearance by phagocytes directly contributes to resolution of allergic airway inflammation remains unexplored.
In this study we investigated the role of the receptor tyrosine kinase Mer in mediating apoptotic eosinophil clearance and allergic airway inflammation resolution in vivo in order to establish whether apoptotic cell clearance directly impacts upon the resolution of allergic airway inflammation.

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Feb
2018

Controlling the Risk Domain in Pediatric Asthma through Personalized Care.

Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2018 Feb 10;39(1):36-44. Epub 2018 Feb 10.
William C Anderson, Stanley J Szefler
Strategies to control the risk domain of NHLBI EPR-3 (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Expert Panel Report-3) asthma guidelines, which includes exacerbations requiring systemic corticosteroids, reduction in lung growth, and progressive loss of lung function, and treatment-related adverse effects, are evolving in children and adolescents. Increasing evidence demonstrates that children and adolescents with asthma are at risk of a reduction in lung growth, leading to lower lung function and potentially chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as adults. Readily available clinical biomarkers for atopy, including aeroallergen testing, total serum IgE, blood eosinophilia, and spirometry, are being utilized to phenotype difficult-to-treat pediatric patients, to assess risk for seasonal exacerbations, and to predict response to controller therapies.

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Jan
2018

There is evidence of the effectiveness of rituximab in treatment of nephrotic syndrome in children. The present study aimed to assess safety and the therapeutic effectiveness of rituximab in steroid- and cyclosporine-resistant pediatric nephrotic syndrome.
Forty-three children with steroid- and cyclosporine-resistant or steroid- and cyclosporine-dependent noncongenital nephrotic syndrome were included in the study to receive intravenous rituximab, 375 mg/m2/wk, for 4 weeks.

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Feb
2018

Here, we report an unusual case of invasive gnathostomiasis in a returning traveller, with a shifting pattern of relapsing cutaneous disease. The previously fit and well 32-year-old man first presented with serpiginous, pruriginous erythematous tracks characteristic of cutaneous larva migrans shortly after returning from South-East Asia. He was systemically well with no other symptoms.

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Feb
2018

A 52-year-old man presented to our hospital for further workup of fever of unknown origin after an extensive workup at an outside hospital had failed to reveal a diagnosis. At the outside hospital, he underwent excisional biopsy of the left supraclavicular lymph node, which showed non-necrotising granulomatous changes, and a bone marrow biopsy which showed a normocellular marrow. He was discharged without a diagnosis with recommendations to present to a tertiary hospital.

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Dec
1969

A 35-year-old man who previously underwent splenectomy for hereditary spherocytosis at age 29 visited our hospital complaining of fatigue that had started 7 days ago and right upper abdominal pain. Laboratory data showed increased white blood cell and eosinophil count accompanied by severe transaminitis and clotting abnormalities. Computed tomography scan showed multiple embolisms in the portal vein, superior mesenteric vein, right pulmonary artery, and inferior vena cava.

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Feb
2018

We report three cases of thyroid sclerosing mucoepidermoid carcinoma with eosinophilia (SMECE), which is an extremely rare variant of mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC). The aims of this report were to describe the clinicopathological findings, including results from immunohistochemical and fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis of thyroid SMECE, as well as to discuss the distinction between thyroid SMECE and its salivary counterpart. The cases included a 63-year-old female, a 44-year-old male, and a 66-year-old female, with all patients presenting with Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

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Feb
2018

To evaluate the outcomes of anti-tuberculosis drug desensitization.
This was a retrospective study. Inclusion criteria were as follows: age >18years, documented tuberculosis infection, a previous cutaneous allergic reaction to anti-tuberculosis drugs, and having undergone drug desensitization between January 2003 and March 2014.

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Feb
2018

Trichostrongylus spp. are primarily parasites of ruminants, but humans can become infected as accidental hosts. Information about the clinical aspects of human trichostrongyliasis is limited.

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Feb
2018

Kounis syndrome defined as the occurrence of acute coronary syndrome in the setting of allergic reaction due to mast cells activation and inflammatory mediators release that induces coronary vasospasm, plaque erosion, or even stent thrombosis. A 25-year-old postpartum female with asthma and recurrent episodes of chest pain was admitted with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the setting of coronary artery spasms. The patient was started on calcium channel blockers and nitrite-based medication with no improvement.

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Jan
2018

Non-astmatic Eosinophilic Bronchitis.

Turk Thorac J 2018 Jan 27;19(1):41-45. Epub 2017 Sep 27.
Tekin Yıldız, Seyhan Dülger
Non-asthmatic eosinophilic bronchitis (NAEB) is eosinophilic inflammation of the respiratory tract, without any bronchospasm. In this article, we want to draw attention to the NAEB. It should also be considered in differential diagnosis of chronic cough.

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Dec
1969

Interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) are pro-inflammatory cytokines that are induced afterinfection and activate the interleukin-1 receptor type I (IL-1RI). To establish the role of IL-1RI signaling in protection against cryptococcal infection, we analyzed wild-type (WT) and IL-1RI-deficient (IL-1RI) mice on the BALB/c background. IL-1RImice had significantly reduced survival compared to WT mice after intratracheal challenge with52D.

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Feb
2018

Severe asthma is a heterogeneous disease, which is characterized by airway damage and remodeling. All triggers of asthma, such as allergens, bacteria, viruses, and pollutants, interact with the airway epithelial cells, which drive the airway inflammatory response through the release of cytokines, particularly IL-25, IL-33, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP).
To investigate whether the expression of the IL-25, IL-33, and TSLP receptors on the basophil membrane are associated with asthma severity.

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Feb
2018

The link between mucus plugs and airflow obstruction has not been established in chronic severe asthma, and the role of eosinophils and their products in mucus plug formation is unknown.
In clinical studies, we developed and applied a bronchopulmonary segment-based scoring system to quantify mucus plugs on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) lung scans from 146 subjects with asthma and 22 controls, and analyzed relationships among mucus plug scores, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), and airway eosinophils. Additionally, we used airway mucus gel models to explore whether oxidants generated by eosinophil peroxidase (EPO) oxidize cysteine thiol groups to promote mucus plug formation.

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Feb
2018

Characteristic endoscopic findings, such as linear furrows, rings, and whitish exudates, indicate the presence of esophageal eosinophilia (EE), though no specific findings are known to distinguish eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) from proton pump inhibitor-responsive esophageal eosinophilia (PPI-REE). Here, we present a novel endoscopic finding in some EE patients possessing a linear longitudinal arrangement of whitish nodules with the appearance of the back of an Ankylosaurus dinosaur, termed Ankylosaurus back sign (ABS), and evaluations of its significance in affected patients.
Fifty-five patients diagnosed with EE (≥ 15 eosinophils/high power field) who were treated at our hospital and shown to evaluate a PPI response were enrolled.

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Dec
1969

Severe asthma or therapy-resistant asthma in children is a heterogeneous disease that affects all age-groups. Given its heterogeneity, precision in diagnosis and treatment has become imperative, in order to achieve better outcomes. If one is thus able to identify specific patient phenotypes and endotypes using the appropriate biomarkers, it will assist in providing the patient with more personalized and appropriate treatment.

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Jan
2018

An impressive number of clinically impactful studies and reviews were published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice in 2017. As a service to our readers, the editors provide this Year in Review article to highlight and contextualize the advances published over the past year. We include information from articles on asthma, allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusitis, immunotherapy, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, food allergy, anaphylaxis, drug hypersensitivity, urticarial/angioedema, eosinophilic disorders, and immunodeficiency.

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Jan
2018


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Jan
2018

Toll-interacting protein (Tollip) is a key negative regulator of innate immunity by preventing excessive proinflammatory responses. Tollip genetic variation has been associated with airflow limitation in asthma subjects and Tollip expression. Whether Tollip regulates lung inflammation in a type 2 cytokine milieu (e.

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