Peanut allergy as a trigger for the deterioration of atopic dermatitis and precursor of staphylococcal and herpetic associated infections – case report

Dennis de Carvalho Ferreira, Eliane Dios Abad, Fernanda Sampaio Cavalcante, Fabiana Monteiro dos Santos, Simone Saintive, Ekaterini Goudoris, Evandro Alves do Prado, Marcia Ribeiro, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Jan Dirk van Elsas, Kátia Regina Netto dos Santos

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Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a multifactorial and chronic disease, with genetic, environmental, immunological and nutritional origins. AD may be aggravated by allergies associated with infections. This study aims to describe a paediatric case of AD in which the peanut allergy was the triggering factor to aggravate the disease, and was also the concomitant precursor of staphylococcal (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, carrier of the Panton-Valentine leukocidine (PVL) genes) and herpetic (Herpes Simplex – HSV) infections. The clinical management approach and nursing strategies promoted a favourable evolution during the hospitalization period, besides the family approach, which was essential to control any flare-up of the disease. Adherence to a recommended diet and the use of strategies to prevent any recurrent infections were important to ensure the patient’s quality of life.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-472
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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