Andreas J Bircher

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Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Unregulated alternative medicine
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, Institute of Hospital Pharmacy, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    J Drugs Dermatol 2:58-61. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Uncomplicated drug-induced disseminated exanthemas
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Dermatology Clinic, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Chem Immunol Allergy 97:79-97. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Drug hypersensitivity reactions during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Probl Dermatol 43:150-64. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous immediate-type reactions to textiles
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Probl Dermatol 31:166-70. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and danger signs in acute drug hypersensitivity
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Toxicology 209:201-7. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Systemic immediate allergic reactions to arthropod stings and bites
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 210:119-27. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Allergic complications from orthopaedic joint implants: the role of delayed hypersensitivity to benzoyl peroxide in bone cement
    Andreas Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 66:20-6. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Delayed cutaneous manifestations of drug hypersensitivity
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Med Clin North Am 94:711-25, x. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint [Eosinophilic esophagitis associated with recurrent urticaria: is the worm Anisakis simplex involved?]
    A J Bircher
    Allergologische Poliklinik, Dermatologische Universitätsklinik, Kantonsspital Basel
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 130:1814-9. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Delayed generalized allergic reactions to corticosteroids
    A J Bircher
    Allergy Clinic, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 200:349-51. 2000

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Unregulated alternative medicine
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, Institute of Hospital Pharmacy, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    J Drugs Dermatol 2:58-61. 2003
    ..The authors urge that quality standards for "natural" and pharmaceutical products should be the same and that only qualified professionals should deliver treatment and medical advice...
  2. doi request reprint Uncomplicated drug-induced disseminated exanthemas
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Dermatology Clinic, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Chem Immunol Allergy 97:79-97. 2012
    ..The treatment includes early withdrawal of the suspected culprit drugs, application of topical corticosteroids, systemic antihistamines and, if necessary, systemic corticosteroids...
  3. doi request reprint Drug hypersensitivity reactions during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Probl Dermatol 43:150-64. 2012
    ..Manifestations form the underlying disease, complications from therapy, infections and drug reactions are the most common differential diagnoses...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous immediate-type reactions to textiles
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Probl Dermatol 31:166-70. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and danger signs in acute drug hypersensitivity
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Toxicology 209:201-7. 2005
    ..A synthesis considering all factors should be made to obtain an early and correct diagnosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Systemic immediate allergic reactions to arthropod stings and bites
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 210:119-27. 2005
    ..Currently, primary prevention by avoidance of stings and bites, and adequate instruction of sensitized individuals in the use of emergency drugs are mandatory...
  7. doi request reprint Allergic complications from orthopaedic joint implants: the role of delayed hypersensitivity to benzoyl peroxide in bone cement
    Andreas Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 66:20-6. 2012
    ..Potential bone cement allergens include acrylates, benzoyl peroxide, N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine, and gentamicin. Typical symptoms are pain, swelling, inflammatory skin reactions, implant loosening, and fistula formation...
  8. doi request reprint Delayed cutaneous manifestations of drug hypersensitivity
    Andreas J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Med Clin North Am 94:711-25, x. 2010
    ..Often, the skin represents the only organ manifestation; however, it may be the herald for a systemic involvement of internal organs, such as in severe drug-induced hypersensitivity syndromes or anaphylaxis...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Eosinophilic esophagitis associated with recurrent urticaria: is the worm Anisakis simplex involved?]
    A J Bircher
    Allergologische Poliklinik, Dermatologische Universitätsklinik, Kantonsspital Basel
    Schweiz Med Wochenschr 130:1814-9. 2000
    ..The patient suffered from recurrent dysphagia and urticaria, and histologically eosinophilic oesophagitis was found. IgG-antibodies and a positive skin prick test to Anisakis simplex support its aetiologic role for the symptoms...
  10. ncbi request reprint Delayed generalized allergic reactions to corticosteroids
    A J Bircher
    Allergy Clinic, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 200:349-51. 2000
    ..A detailed diagnosis in patients with allergic reactions to corticosteroids is crucial with regard to their use in emergency therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Immediate hypersensitivity to rifampicin in 3 patients: diagnostic procedures and induction of clinical tolerance
    Stephan Buergin
    Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 140:20-6. 2006
    ..Since therapy with rifampicin may be indispensable in mycobacterial infections or against multiresistant Staphylococcus aureus, desensitization may be indicated in some patients...
  12. doi request reprint Danger signs in drug hypersensitivity
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Med Clin North Am 94:681-9, xv-x. 2010
    ..This article discusses risk factors, early symptoms, and danger signs indicating a possibly severe course of an ADR and advises on early actions...
  13. doi request reprint Highlights in nonhymenoptera anaphylaxis
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 8:348-53. 2008
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize new interesting findings in both research and clinical practice of nonhymenoptera anaphylaxis with particular emphasis on food and drug allergy...
  14. doi request reprint Diagnosis of stinging insect allergy: utility of cellular in-vitro tests
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, Immunology Laboratory, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:343-50. 2009
    ..This review summarizes the current diagnostic procedures for stinging insect allergy and discusses the latest developments in cellular in-vitro tests...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hypersensitivity reactions to fluoroquinolones
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 5:15-21. 2005
    ..For prick and intradermal skin tests, widely divergent nonirritant test concentrations have been recommended. Desensitization may be possible in selected patients...
  16. doi request reprint Irritant contact dermatitis from a black henna tattoo without sensitization to para-phenylendiamine
    Fabiola Kind
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 131:e1974-6. 2013
    ..This is relevant for future exposure to consumer products such as hair dyes or in occupational settings. Generally, black henna tattoos, particularly if done with dyes of unknown composition, should be strongly discouraged...
  17. ncbi request reprint Immediate and delayed hypersensitivity to ceftriaxone, and anaphylaxis due to intradermal testing with other beta-lactam antibiotics, in a previously amoxicillin-sensitized patient
    Peter Hausermann
    Division of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 47:311-2. 2002
  18. doi request reprint Sensitisation to Ambrosia in Switzerland: a public health threat on the wait
    U Ackermann-Liebrich
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 139:70-5. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to describe Ambrosia sensitisation rates in the population-based SAPALDIA cohort (Swiss Study on Air Pollution And Lung Diseases In Adults) and to test whether an increase in these rates could be observed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced urticaria and angioedema caused by non-IgE mediated pathomechanisms
    A J Bircher
    Allergologische Poliklinik, Dermatologische Universitätsklinik, Kantonsspital, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Dermatol 9:657-63; quiz 663. 1999
    ..In addition some examples of drugs are given where, due to progress in research, instead of a pseudoallergic mechanism an immunological pathogenesis could be demonstrated...
  20. doi request reprint Adverse drug reactions to biologics
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 8:411-26. 2010
    ..This review emphasizes immunostimulatory and hypersensitivity reactions...
  21. ncbi request reprint IgE-mediated urticaria from formaldehyde in a dental root canal compound
    Esra Tas
    Dept of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 12:130-3. 2002
    ..but irritant with formaldehydeRCC. Specific IgE to formaldehyde were positive. Patch tests were positive to formaldehydeRCC only. In the literature 28 patients with immediate symptoms to formaldehyde containing RCC have been described...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hypersensitivity reactions to anticoagulant drugs
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Pharm Des 14:2863-73. 2008
    ..In some anticoagulant-associated hypersensitivity reactions detailed allergologic investigation may help to identify safe treatment alternatives. Typically, several tests are needed, and therefore the test procedures are time consuming...
  23. ncbi request reprint Anaphylaxis to isosulfan blue and cross-reactivity to patent blue V: case report and review of the nomenclature of vital blue dyes
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 96:497-500. 2006
    ..In the literature, the chemically often unrelated and inconsistently designated dyes have been confused, adding to other inconsistencies in the nomenclature...
  24. ncbi request reprint Systemically induced allergic exanthem from mercury
    Marianne Lerch
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 50:349-53. 2004
    ..The present review provides a survey of the literature on systemic allergic exanthem to mercury. However, plausible explanations for the distribution pattern of the skin manifestations in AGEP and flexural exanthem are still lacking...
  25. doi request reprint Analysis of an unusual cluster of systemic reactions to subcutaneous specific immunotherapy with respiratory allergens in one allergy center
    Kathrin Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 157:318-20. 2012
    ..No single or common cause could be identified. Statistical analysis suggests that exceptional clusters of systemic reactions such as these may be just random cumulations without identifiable cause...
  26. doi request reprint Failure of omalizumab (Xolair®) in the treatment of a case of solar urticaria caused by ultraviolet A and visible light
    Giacomo Duchini
    Dermatology and Allergology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 27:336-7. 2011
    ..So a treatment with Omalizumab was started that recently was successfully used in 4 case reports. After 3 doses of Xolair® there was no changing in the phototesting results and after 4 doses no subjective improvement...
  27. ncbi request reprint Generalized pruritus in a patient sensitized to tobacco and cannabis
    Simone Schwarzenbach Stöckli
    Division of Allergy, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 5:303-4. 2007
    ..Because of the close correlation of smoking tobacco or cannabis and the onset of symptoms, we put forward the diagnosis of a type I allergic reaction towards tobacco and cannabis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Iodide mumps after contrast media imaging: a rare adverse effect to iodine
    Yael Gilgen-Anner
    Department of ENT, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 99:93-8. 2007
    ..Anaphylactoid and delayed cell-mediated unwanted effects are common; rare adverse reactions include iodine-related sialadenopathy, iododerma, and acneiform eruptions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Drug hypersensitivity reactions: from clinical manifestations to an allergologic diagnosis
    S Bach
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol 37:213-8. 2005
  30. ncbi request reprint Anaphylaxis to the carbohydrate carboxymethylcellulose in parenteral corticosteroid preparations
    P L Bigliardi
    Department of Dermatology, Kantonsspital Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
    Dermatology 207:100-3. 2003
    ..Anaphylaxis to carboxymethylcellulose in parenteral corticosteroid preparations has previously been reported. Typically, skin tests were positive in such cases, occasionally specific IgE or histamine release have been demonstrated...
  31. doi request reprint Contact urticaria with systemic symptoms due to hexylene glycol in a topical corticosteroid: case report and review of hypersensitivity to glycols
    D Spoerl
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 220:238-42. 2010
    ..Dermatologists should be aware of the contact urticaria syndrome and of the increasing use of glycols in topical drug formulation in order to identify possible adverse reactions...
  32. doi request reprint Contact dermatitis to para-phenylenediamine in hair dye following sensitization to black henna tattoos - an ongoing problem
    Fabiola Kind
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 10:572-8. 2012
    ..The increased frequency of case reports of allergic contact dermatitis from non-permanent black henna tattoos in recent years shows the popularity of this form of body painting...
  33. doi request reprint The role of iodine in hypersensitivity reactions to radio contrast media
    K Scherer
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 40:468-75. 2010
    ..In both, the role of iodine has not been clarified; however, patients are often labelled as 'iodine allergic'. Occasionally, positive skin tests to iodine-containing drugs are observed...
  34. ncbi request reprint Ciprofloxacin-induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis mimicking bullous drug eruption confirmed by a positive patch test
    P Hausermann
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Dermatology 211:277-80. 2005
    ..Furthermore, we highlight in this particular case the challenging differentiation from bullous drug eruption...
  35. ncbi request reprint Reaction pattern to histamine and codeine in a human intradermal skin test model
    K Scherer
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Exp Allergy 37:39-46. 2007
    ..In the literature, many variations of the techniques used are described. No general agreement exists on test procedures and reading of test results...
  36. ncbi request reprint Immediate type hypersensitivity to low molecular weight heparins and tolerance of unfractioned heparin and fondaparinux
    T Harr
    Allergology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Petersgraben 4, 4031, Basel, Switzerland
    Allergy 61:787-8. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint [Therapy of allergic rhinitis]
    E Tas
    Allergologische Poliklinik, Kantonsspital, Basel
    Ther Umsch 58:309-14. 2001
    ..This article summarizes the recommended medications with their possible side-effects and their place in therapy management of allergic rhinitis in adults and children...
  38. ncbi request reprint Hypersensitivity reactions to anticoagulant drugs: diagnosis and management options
    A J Bircher
    Allergy Unit, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Allergy 61:1432-40. 2006
    ..However, several tests may be needed, and the procedures are usually time-consuming...
  39. ncbi request reprint Delayed-type hypersensitivity to the ultra-low-molecular-weight heparin fondaparinux
    E Hohenstein
    Allergy Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel CH 4031, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 51:149-51. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint Allergic contact dermatitis from ethyl chloride and sensitization to dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
    A J Bircher
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 31:41-4. 1994
    ..A modified patch test procedure using perforated plastic chambers to allow gas evaporation is necessary to test volatile agents...
  41. ncbi request reprint Drug hypersensitivity syndrome to carbamazepine and human herpes virus 6 infection: case report and literature review
    A Zeller
    Outpatient Dept of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Infection 31:254-6. 2003
    ..The potential role of HHV-6 regarding the drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome is discussed and the main clinical features of this potentially fatal adverse drug reaction are highlighted...
  42. ncbi request reprint Baboon syndrome resulting from systemic drugs: is there strife between SDRIFE and allergic contact dermatitis syndrome?
    P Hausermann
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Contact Dermatitis 51:297-310. 2004
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  43. ncbi request reprint Cross-reactivity patterns of T cells specific for iodinated contrast media
    Marianne Lerch
    Clinic for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Allergology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 119:1529-36. 2007
    ..Approximately 3% of patients exposed to iodinated contrast media develop delayed hypersensitivity reactions...
  44. ncbi request reprint Blue dyes in medicine--a confusing terminology
    Kathrin Scherer
    Contact Dermatitis 54:231-2. 2006
  45. doi request reprint Allergological approach to drug hypersensitivity reactions
    Bernhard Przybilla
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig Maximilians Universität Frauenlobstr 9 1180337 Munich, Germany
    J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 6:240-3. 2008
  46. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced erythroderma with high fever--is it drug hypersensitivity syndrome?
    Raymond G Schlienger
    J Dermatol 30:344-5; discussion 345. 2003
  47. ncbi request reprint Oral tolerance of carboxymethylcellulose in patients with anaphylaxis to parenteral carboxymethylcellulose
    Andreas J Bircher
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 92:580-1. 2004