STI & HIV 2019 World Congress


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P-595 Vaginal Microbiota Among Adolescent and .. Maria Trent .. Jamie Perin, PhDPamela Matson,.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-597 Comparison of assays and specimen types .. Max Chernesky .. .. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-598 Detection of chlamydia, gonorrhoea and M.. Cécile Bébéar .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-599 Mycoplasma genitalium detection in male .. Rodney Arcenas .. Barbara Van Der Pol1, Ken B. W.. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-600 Mycoplasma genitalium positivity rates i.. Barbara Van Der Pol .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-604 Platform-agnostic reagents for detection.. Barbara Van Der Pol .. .. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-607 Detection of Mycoplasma genitalium macro.. Carsten Tiemann .. .. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-608 A PCR assay for detection of mutations a.. Marianne Gossé .. .. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-609 Clinical evaluation of three commercial .. Sabine Pereyre .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-610 Mycoplasma genitalium in clients visitin.. Sylvia Bruisten .. D. Hetem, J.M. Brand, M.S. van.. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-611 High seroprevalence of Mycoplasma genita.. Felix Reichert .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-612 Antimicrobial susceptibility data of Myc.. Ryoichi Hamasuna .. Masahiro MatsumotoNaohiro Fuji.. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-615 Clinical improvement after standard trea.. Clarissa Vergunst .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-616 Predictive macrolide and fluoroquinolone.. Michaela Day .. Michelle Cole, Hemanti Patel, .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-617 Molecular typing of Mycoplasma genitaliu.. Remco Peters .. .. Epidemiology & Monitoring.. - -
P-618 Mycoplasma genitalium testing in clinica.. Emma Wallis .. L. HamzahAV. Nori.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-619 Macrolide and quinolone resistance in My.. Ruairi Conway .. Seamus Cook, Cassandra Malone,.. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-622 The use of Seegenes AllplexMG & AziR ass.. Andrew Barratt .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
P-623 Post-transcriptional regulation of genes.. Pooja Tanwer .. .. Basic Science & Translational Research.. - -
P-624 Culture for urethral gonorrhoea from asy.. Melanie Bissessor .. .. Clinical Science / No.. - -
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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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