Affiliation: Medical University of Silesia
- Kasperska Zajac A, Alicja K. Recovery of platelet factor 4 (PF-4) and beta-thromboglobulin (beta-TG) plasma concentrations during remission in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis. Platelets. 2010;21:522-4 pubmed publisher..As with earlier data, the findings point to platelet activity in AD increasing during flare, falling following therapy and normalizing upon remission. ..
- Kasperska Zajac A, Sztylc J, Machura E, Jop G. Plasma IL-6 concentration correlates with clinical disease activity and serum C-reactive protein concentration in chronic urticaria patients. Clin Exp Allergy. 2011;41:1386-91 pubmed publisher..Such acute-phase response is manifested by increased circulating IL-6, which varies along with CRP changes and may be related to the urticarial activity. ..
- Kasperska Zajac A, Grzanka A, Czecior E, Misiolek M, Rogala B, Machura E. Acute phase inflammatory markers in patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)-induced acute urticaria/angioedema and after aspirin challenge. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013;27:1048-52 pubmed publisher..The study supports the evidence proving that up-regulation of CRP and IL-6 in urticaria/angioedema does not necessarily reflect any concomitant infection or other inflammatory processes, but may be due to the disease itself. ..
- Kasperska Zajac A, Jasinska T, Grzanka A, Kowalik Sztylc A. Markers of systemic inflammation in delayed pressure urticaria. Int J Dermatol. 2013;52:309-10 pubmed publisher..This indicates that the disease induces a systemic inflammatory process, termed the acute phase response. ..