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By Stephen T. Holgate, Martin K. Church, David H. Broide, Fernando D. Martinez

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For example, is there evidence of a single major gene, and is it dominantly or recessively inherited? Segregation analysis of allergic disease phenotype failed to find evidence of any consistent clear inheritance pattern for a number of allergic phenotypes and diseases. This confirms that, in contrast to rare monogenic diseases such as Netherton syndrome, ichthyosis vulgaris, and hyper-IgE syndrome, whose phenotypes include aspects of allergic disease such as high serum IgE levels and atopic dermatitis, common forms of these conditions are determined by the actions, and the interactions, of multiple genetic factors (Fig.

3). Studies of leukocyte adhesion to endothelium in vitro, as well as in vivo, and observation of the living microcirculation using intravital microscopy (Fig. 24), have delineated the coordinated sequence of events responsible for the tissue accumulation of circulating leukocytes. In the absence of inflammation, circulating leukocytes rarely adhere to the blood vessel wall that does not constitutively express adhesion molecules. g. g. IL-1, IL-4, IL-13, and TNF-α) and Fig. 24 Postcapillary leukocyte recruitment.

The wheal-and-flare generally resolves within about 30 minutes. However, in up to 50% of subjects challenged intradermally with a high dose of allergen the immediate reaction evolves into a late phase reaction characterized by an indurated erythematous inflammatory reaction. The latter reaches a peak at about 6–8 hours and often persists for 24 hours. The reduction in the size of the LPR to intradermal allergen challenge correlates well with the clinical response to subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy in patients with allergic rhinitis.

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