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What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Campath (alemtuzumab) allergy?

Campath allergy: Campath (alemtuzumab) is a medication used in the treatment of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/campath-drug. Htm ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

What is alemtuzumab for? Does it treat MS?

Yes.: Alemtuzumab is a monoclonal antibody directed against a marker on some lymphocytes. It has proven activity against some stages of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (and related diseases) and also on some stages of multiple sclerosis. Alemtuzumab is the generic name. The formulation for MS has the trade name Lemtrada; the one for CLL has the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Alemtuzumab injection may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: nausea,
vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores,
headache, anxiety, supression of blood counts (anemia, low white blood cells, low platelet, bleeding, infection, muscle pain, etc. Read more here: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a608053.Html. ...Read more

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What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

What are side effects of campath (alemtuzumab)?

Campath (alemtuzumab): Is antibody used by injection to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Causes pneumonia, rash, GI upset, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Monoclonal antibody: Campath (alemtuzumab) -1H

it is a monoclonal antibody (immunoglobulin structure)
a large protein that binds to CD 52, a surface receptor on mature lymphocytes.

The CD 52 bearing lymphocytes will be targeted for destruction

This makes it a drug useful to treat CLL, (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)
Was withdraw from the markets in 2012 to prepare for a launch of a more expensive drug to treat MS ...Read more

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What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

What is the molecular structure of alemtuzumab? How does it work?

Anti-leukemia drug: This is hard to explain in 400 characters, but here is a website with a good explanation of the drug, it's uses, how it works, and other useful information.
http://chemocare. Com/chemotherapy/drug-info/alemtuzumab. Aspx ...Read more

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Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Do you know if alemtuzumab could be used to cure multiple sclerosis?

Not a cure: But clearly one of the most potent meds ever developed for MS. Yet could be risky, even life threatening. However, in my research group, most of pts have been disease free for yrs, and take no current meds. Although not a cure, certainly a valuable therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Where can I find alemtuzumab 30 mg?

Ask your oncologist: Alemtuzumab is dosed in 30 mg vials under the trade name Campath (alemtuzumab). It is no longer sold, but is available to patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with registered oncologists thru a limited distribution program enforced by the drug maker. It will soon be available through neurologists under the name Lemtrada for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Same drug, lower dose, higher price. ...Read more

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Hello. What is the mechanism of alemtuzumab?!

Antibody: Alemtuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that is directed against a specific b- lymphocyte (a type of white blood cells) receptor called cd-52 and used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. All patients receiving this drug should get prophylactic antivirals and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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Alemtuzumab (Definition)

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Campath (Definition)

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