A Case Report of a Successful Allergen Immunotherapy with Candida Albicans in Patient with Sever Atopic Dermatitis Sensitive to Candida Albicans

Jabbari Azad, Farahzad and Payandeh, Payam and Layegh, Pouran and Fadaee, Javad (2019) A Case Report of a Successful Allergen Immunotherapy with Candida Albicans in Patient with Sever Atopic Dermatitis Sensitive to Candida Albicans. Journal of Patient Safety & Quality Improvement, 7 (1). pp. 24-26.

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Abstract

Introduction: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is an inflammatory, chronic, relapsing, itchy skin disease with an immunologic basis. This disease is associated with itchy skin lesions (pruritus), dry skin (xerosis) and plaques of eczema. The role of aeroallergens, such as house dust mite (HDM) and food allergens has been proven to exacerbate skin eczema lesions. Alongside drugs such as corticosteroids, topical emollients, antihistamines, tacrolimus, and immune suppressants, phototherapy and subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) also done. SCIT is mostly using for sensitization to mite allergens.Case Presentation: We present a 30 y/o Iranian woman with severe atopic dermatitis and sensitization to Candida allergens. We initiated SCIT with candida allergen and the patient had obvious improvements in her signs and symptoms 3 months after starting SCIT.Conclusion: Although subcutaneous immunotherapy was only approved for mite sensitization in atopic dermatitis, it should be considered in other aeroallergen sensitizations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QW Microbiology and Immunology
Divisions: Journals > J Patient Safety & Quality improvement
Depositing User: psj psj
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 09:24
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 09:24
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11113

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