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New survey article of reported cases of SCLS

aporzeca Message
22 Oct 2017, 04:08 PM

I am pleased to report that a group of mainly Korean physicians is publishing, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, the results of a systematic survey of the medical literature on SCLS through end-2016. A total of 133 case reports (161 patients) and 5 case series (102 patients) of idiopathic SCLS were included in the survey. The findings include that SCLS patients had hypotension (81.4%), edema (64.6%), and previous flu-like illness (34.2%). They were often misdiagnosed as having hypovolemic shock, septic shock, polycythemia vera, or angioedema. Thirty-seven patients died (23%) mainly because of complications from SCLS (78.4%). There were significant differences in the survival rates between patients who were treated with prophylactic b2 agonists, methylxanthines, and intravenous immunoglobulins and those who were not. The estimated 1-, 5-, and 10-year survival rate of patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulins was 100%, 94%, and 94%, respectively. The results of this review suggest that prophylactic use of intravenous immunoglobulins is the most effective treatment in reducing the mortality rate of SCLS patients.  Mention of and a link to the article is under Disorder Resources.  If anybody would like to receive a copy of this forthcoming article, write to me at

Arielbatt Message
25 Oct 2017, 10:56 PM

Thank you very much, very interesting and I think very encouraging. My thanks Arturo for his unconditional work for all those who suffer SCLS.

Boleyn Hammer Message
3 Nov 2017, 09:46 PM

Great stuff,Arturo. Thankyou. 

AnthonyL Message
19 Jan 2018, 12:16 AM

Thanks, Arturo!


stedrick Message
24 Jan 2018, 08:44 PM

Thank you for your continued efforts. I've been scarce these last months due to serious health challenges. This data is encouraging.

Susan Tedrick