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-PO-W-77 Secondary Prophylaxis in Childhood Facto.. Zafer Salcioglu .. .. Prophylaxis.. Wednesday 14th May
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-P-W-77 Recurrent venous thromboembolic event in.. PEYMAN ESHGHI .. .. Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders.. Monday 12th May
-P-M-78 Data and demographics from the Australia.. John Rowell .. Simon McRaeSharon CarisKim Ste.. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-PO-T-78 Severe Haemophilia A with high-titre inh.. Rajendra Thejpal .. Y Goga, B Neethling, N Moonsam.. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
-P-W-78 CONGENITAL FACTOR X DEFICIENCY ASSOCIATI.. Zahra Badiei .. .. Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders.. Wednesday 14th May
-P-M-79 Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry .. John Rowell .. Simon McRaeSharon CarisKim Ste.. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-PO-T-79 Experience of prophylactic and on demand.. Vladimir Vdovin .. .. Inhibitors, Pathogenesis, Prevention and.. Tuesday 13th May
-P-M-80 Data Managers - Pivotal role in document.. Deirdre Tuck .. Debra Belleli, Susan Dalkie, B.. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-P-M-81 The Impact of Factor VIII Concentrate on.. AYSEGUL UNUVAR .. .. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-P-T-81 Von Willebrand Factor antigen and age ex.. Janneke Loomans .. .. Mild Hemophilia.. Tuesday 13th May
-P-M-82 Use of data and reporting to improve hae.. Brian Ramsay .. Zirke Wiidzirke.wiid@pfizer.co.. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-P-W-82 FGB mutations leading to fibrinogen defi.. Alessandro Casini .. .. Clinical Aspects.. Wednesday 14th May
-P-M-83 Update of National Hemophilia Registry o.. Feng Xue .. .. Database and Registries.. Monday 12th May
-P-W-83 Congenital Coagulation Factor VII Defici.. Yeu-Chin Chen .. .. Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders.. Wednesday 14th May
-PO-M-84 Congenital bleeding disorders in Golesta.. Narges beigom Mirbehbahani .. Azam Rashidbaghan, Maryam kian.. Hemophilia Programs and Organizations.. Monday 12th May
-P-T-84 Repair of a bicuspid aortic valve resolv.. Maria Avila .. .. von Willibrands Disease.. Tuesday 13th May
-P-W-84 Defective ER retention signal due to mut.. Katrin Jeannette Czogalla .. .. Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders.. Wednesday 14th May
-P-W-85 Long term two central follow up study on.. Akbar Dorgalaleh .. Majid Naderi, Peyman Eshghi, S.. Rare Congenital Bleeding Disorders.. Wednesday 14th May
-P-T-85 Management of Menorrhagia in Von Willebr.. Can Balkan .. Nihal KARADAS, Zuhal SIVIS, De.. Women and Bleeding Disorders.. Tuesday 13th May
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Thunderstorm-related asthma in patients sensitised to olea europaea pollen: twenty emergency department visits for asthmatic symptoms in one single day Losappio, Laura1; Heffler, Enrico2; Falco, Antonio1; Contento, Francesco1; Cannito, Cosimo1; Rolla, Giovanni2 1"Dimiccoli" Hospital, Emergency Department, Barletta, Italy; 2University of Torino - AO Mauriziano "Umberto I", Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Torino, Italy

Background: Associations between thunderstorm and asthma morbidity have been reported in several countries. Common to all epidemics of thunderstorm-related asthma is a significant increase in atmospheric allergen load during and immediately after a thunderstorm. Sensitization to Alternaria species or to grass and parietaria pollens has been suggested to play a key role in thunderstorm-related asthma. The only reported event of thunderstorm-related asthma in Mediterranean area was attributed to sensitization to parietaria pollen.

Method: here we describe a series of 20 patients who presented to Emergency Department in Barletta (94,000 inhabitants), Puglia (Italy) for sudden and severe asthmatic symptoms between May 27th and 28th 2010 (from15:36 to 5:02), immediately after a violent thunderstorm which occurred following a very hot morning (mean temperature: 29°C). All the patients have been subsequently visited by an allergist and underwent allergological work-up which included skin prick tests and a careful clinical history. Local pollen counts were available.

Result: Between May 10th and June 10th 2010, 86 Emergency Department asthma visits were recorded, 20 of them during the study day. Patients' mean age was 44.25 +/- 18.5 years (range: 9-81), 8/20 females, 2 smokers, 16 with a previous history of known respiratory allergy. Only two patients regularly took anti-asthma drugs. All 20 patients were sensitized to Olea europaea pollen, 7 of whom were monosensitized. Ten patients were sensitized to grass, 7 to parietaria, 5 to compositae, 5 to cypress, 5 to house dust mites, 3 to dog and 1 to cat danders. No patient was sensitized to Alternaria. Mean pollen count was 17 granules/m3 for Olea europaea, 6 granules/m3 for grass pollen.

Conclusion: This is, in our knowledge, the second epidemic of thunderstorm related asthma described in Mediterranean area and the first one in which sensitization to Olea europaea played a key-role. In conclusion, our report indicates that thunderstorm asthma may involve different allergens (not only fungal spores and grass or parietaria pollen) in different geographic areas, depending on the seasonality of thunderstorms and allergenic pollen.

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