Allergies aux animaux à poils : mythes et réalités [Allergy to furry animals: myth and reality]

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Allergies aux animaux à poils : mythes et réalités [Allergy to furry animals: myth and reality]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Clottu A., Mahdi Aljedani R. (co-first), Spertini F.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/04/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
16
Number
689
Pages
688-693
Language
french
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Allergy to furry animals is a frequent health issue, and should be suspected when investigating any yearlong rhinoconjonctivitis or asthma. A detailed medical history and skin prick tests are usually sufficient for diagnosis, and if necessary, specific IgE testing may be performed. In case of proven hypersensitivity, avoidance of animal allergens is the main therapeutic measure, primarily by removing the animal from the patient's environment, in association with symptomatic treatment. If animal removing is impossible, other measures exist to decrease allergen load, but not with the same -efficacy as removing the animal, particularly for asthma. Immunotherapy is available for cat and dog allergy, but indication is to be carefully discussed.
Keywords
Allergens/immunology, Animals, Asthma/diagnosis, Asthma/immunology, Asthma/therapy, Cats, Dogs, Hair/immunology, Humans, Hypersensitivity/diagnosis, Hypersensitivity/immunology, Hypersensitivity/therapy, Immunotherapy, Skin Tests
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