San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium

Bibliography 2000s

Bibliography of Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center: Allergy/Immunology

(Note: The notes below certain publications identify those that have had an impact to alter, in some manner, the practice of allergy/immunology over the course of time, or to provide some historical perspective.)


  1. Tankersley MS, Butler KK, Butler WK, Goetz DW. Local reactions during allergen immunotherapy do not require dose adjustment. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000;106:840-3
  2. Goetz DW, Whisman BA. Occupational asthma in a seafood restaurant worker: cross-reactivity of shrimp and scallops. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2000;85:461-6
  3. Cox RL and Freeman TM. Partial choanal atresia masking as allergic rhinitis. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, 14:129-135, 2000.
  4. Freeman TM. Opportunities Lost. Pediatric Asthma Allergy and Immunology, 14:343-344. 2000
  5. Schwietz LA, Goetz DW, Whisman BA, Reid MJ. Cross-reactivity among conifer pollens. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2000 Jan;84(1):87-93. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)62746-9. PMID: 10674571
  6. Carlton DW and Freeman TM. Allergic Fungal Sinusitis: A Review of the Literature. Pediatric Asthma Allergy and Immunology, 14:307-314. 2000
  7. Napoli DC and FreemanTM. Autoimmunity in chronic urticaria and urticarial vasculitis. Current Allergy and Immunology Reports, 1(4):329-336.2001
  8. Tankersley MS, Walker RL, Butler WK, Hagan LL, Napoli DC and FreemanTM. Safety and efficacy of an Imported Fire Ant rush immunotherapy protocol with and without prophylactic treatment. JACI, 109:556-62, 2002.
  9. More DR, Hagan LL. Factors affecting compliance with allergen immunotherapy at a military medical center. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Apr;88(4):391-4. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)62370-8. PMID: 11991556
  10. More D, Whisman L, Whisman B, Jordan-Wagner D. Identification of specific IgE to mesquite wood smoke in individuals with mesquite pollen allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002 Nov;110(5):814-6. doi: 10.1067/mai.2002.129034. PMID: 12417896
  11. England RW, Vogel P, Hagan L. Immediate cutaneous hypersensitivity after treatment of tattoo with Nd:YAG laser: a case report and review of the literature. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2002 Aug;89(2):215-7. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61942-4. PMID: 12197582
  12. Nugent JS, Quinn JM, McGrath CM, Hrncir DE, Boleman WT, Freeman,TM. Determination of the incidence of  sensitization after penicillin skin testing. Ann Allerg Asthma Immunology, 90: 398-403, 2003.
  13. Hrabak TM, Dice JP. Use of immunotherapy in the management of presumed anaphylaxis Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Mar;90(3):351-4. doi: 10.1016/S1081-to the deer fly1206(10)61806-6. PMID: 12669901
  14. England RW, Ho TC, Napoli DC, Quinn JM. Inpatient consultation of allergy/immunology in a tertiary care setting. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Apr;90(4):393-7. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61822-4. PMID: 12722960
  15. Nugent JS, Nugent AL, Whisman BA, White K, Hagan LL. Levothyroxine anaphylaxis? Vocal cord dysfunction mimicking an anaphylactic drug reaction. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003 Oct;91(4):337-41. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61679-1. PMID: 14582811
  16. Golden DB, Tracy JM, Freeman TM, Hoffman DR. Negative venom skin tests results in patients with histories of systemic reaction to a sting. JACI. 112: 495-498. 2003.
  17. England RW, Nugent JS, Grathwohl KW, Hagan L, Quinn JM. High-dose inhaled fluticasone and delayed hypersensitivity skin testing. Chest. 2003 Apr;123(4):1014-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.123.4.1014. PMID: 12684288
  18. Rathkopf MM, Quinn JM, Proffer DL, Napoli DC. Patient knowledge of immunotherapy before and after an educational intervention: a comparison of 2 methods. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Aug;93(2):147-53. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61467-6. PMID: 15328674
  19. Rathkopf MM, Napoli D, Walls JG. Allergic rhinitis and asthma in a patient with unilateral pulmonary agenesis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Apr;92(4):403-8. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61774-7. PMID: 15104190
  20. Dice JP. Physical urticaria. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2004 May;24(2):225-46, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.iac.2004.01.005 PMID: 15120149
  21. More D, Nugent J, Hagan L, Demain J, Schwertner H, Whisman B, FreemanT. Identification of allergens in the venom of the common striped scorpion. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004; 93: 493-498.
  22. Nugent JS, More DR, Hagan LL, Demain JG, Whisman BA, Freeman TM. Cross-reactivity between allergens in the venom of the common striped scorpion and the imported fire ant.JACI 2004;114: 383-6.
  23. Nguyen SA, More DR, Whisman BA, Hagan LL. Cross-reactivity between coconut and hazelnut proteins in a patient with coconut anaphylaxis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2004 Feb;92(2):281-4. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61562-1. PMID: 14989401
  24. Freeman, TM. Hypersensitivity to hymenoptera stings. NEJM. 2004;351: 1978-84.
  25. Rathkopf MM, Whisman BA, Hagan LL. Sugar glider allergy: identification of serum specific IgE. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2004 Sep;114(3):693-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2004.05.040. PMID: 15446294
  26. Coop C, England RW, Quinn JM. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis masquerading as invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2004 Jul-Aug;25(4):263-6. PMID: 15510588
  27. Moffitt JE, Golden DBK, Reisman RE, Lee R, Nicklas R, Freeman T, deShazo R, Tracy J, Bernstein IL, Blessing-More J, Khan DA, Lang DM, Portnoy JM, Schuller DE, Spector SL, Tilles SA. Stinging insect hypersensitivity: A practice parameter update. JACI. 2004; 114: 869-86.
  28. Goetz DW, Whisman BA, Goetz AD. Cross-reactivity among edible nuts: double immunodiffusion, crossed immunoelectrophoresis, and human specific IgE serologic surveys. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005;95:45-52
  29. Nguyen SA, Napoli DC. Natural history of large local and generalized cutaneous reactions to imported fire ant stings in children. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Mar;94(3):387-90. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60992-1. PMID: 15801251
  30. Arora R, Gal TJ, Hagan LL. An unusual case of laryngomalacia presenting as asthma refractory to therapy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Dec;95(6):607-11. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61026-5. PMID: 16400903
  31. Letz AG, Quinn JM. Relationship of basic military trainee emergency department visits for asthma and San Antonio air quality. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2005 Nov-Dec;26(6):463-7 PMID: 16541970
  32. Freiler JF, Steel KE, Hagan LL, Rathkopf MM, Roman-Gonzalez J. Intraoperative anaphylaxis to bacitracin during pacemaker change and laser lead extraction. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2005 Oct;95(4):389-93. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61158-1. PMID: 16279570
  33. Arora R, Thornblade CE, Dauby PA, Flanagan JW, Bush AC, Hagan LL. Exhaled nitric oxide levels in military recruits with new onset asthma Allergy Asthma Proc. 2006 Nov-Dec;27(6):493-8. doi: 10.2500/aap.2006.27.2904. PMID: 1717678
  34. Coop CA, England RW. Allergic fungal sinusitis presenting with proptosis and diplopia: a review of ophthalmologic complications and treatment. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2006 Jan-Feb;27(1):72-6. PMID: 16598997
  35. Albright DD, Jordan-Wagner D, Napoli DC, Parker AL, Quance-Fitch F, Whisman B, Collins JW, Hagan LL. Multicolored Asian lady beetle hypersensitivity: a case series and allergist survey. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Oct;97(4):521-7. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60944-1. PMID: 17069108
  36. Meier EA, Whisman BA, Rathkopf MM. Effect of imported fire ant extract on the degradation of mountain cedar pollen allergen. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2006 Jan;96(1):30-2. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)61036-8. PMID: 16440529
  37. Parker AL, England RW, Nguyen SA, Whisman BA, Hagan LL. Generalized cutaneous reactions to the anthrax vaccine: preliminary results of anthrax vaccine-specific cell mediated immunity and cytokine profiles. Hum Vaccin. 2006 May-Jun;2(3):105-9. doi: 10.4161/hv.2776. Epub 2006 May 4. PMID: 1701290
  38. Letz AG, McFarland RW, Dice JP.Delay of chemotherapy to prevent progressive vaccinia. Mil Med. 2006 Aug;171(8):788-9. doi: 10.7205/milmed.171.8.788. PMID: 16933825
  39. Coop CA, Tankersley MS. Dose adjustment practices among allergists for local reactions to immunotherapy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2007;99:77-81.
  1. La Shell MS, England RW. Severe refractory cholinergic urticaria treated with danazol J Drugs Dermatol. 2006 Jul-Aug;5(7):664-7. PMID: 16865874
  2. Moore LM, Rathkopf MM, Sanner CJ, Whisman BA, Demain JG. Seal and whale meat: two newly recognized food allergies. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2007 Jan;98(1):92-6. doi: 10.1016/S1081-1206(10)60866-6. PMID: 17225727
  3. La Shell MS, Calabria CW. Dexamethasone for bronchiolitis (letter to the editor).  N Engl J Med 2007;357:1659.
  4. Coop CA, Schaefer SM, England RW. Extensive keloid formation and progression after each vaccination.  Hum Vaccin 2007;3:127-9.
  5. Calabria CW, Dice JP, Hagan LL. Prevalence of positive skin test responses to 53 allergens in patients with rhinitis symptoms.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2007;28:442-8.
  6. Calabria CW, Dice J. Aeroallergen sensitization rates in military children with rhinitis symptoms.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2007;99:161-9.
  7. Forester HP, Johnson TL, Arora R, Quinn JM. Systemic reaction rates to field strings among imported fire ant-sensitive patients receiving >3 years of immunotherapy versus <3 years of immunotherapy.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2007;28:485-8.
  8. Larochelle J, Freiler J, Dice J, Hagan L. Plasma resistin levels in asthmatics as a marker of disease state. J Asthma. 2007 Sep;44(7):509-13. doi: 10.1080/02770900701495785. PMID: 17885852
  9. Johnson TL, McCleskey PE, Rathkopf M, Meffert JJ, Hagan LL. Pathergy response to skin prick testing. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 May;119(5):1270-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2007.01.033. Epub 2007 Mar 13. PMID: 17353037
  10. Tankersley MS. Kostmann disease.  emedicine book chapter.  Last updated 11 Nov 2008 at
  11. La Shell MS, Tankersley MS. Antibiotics for the allergist: part I.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:559-67.
  12. Calabria CW, Hagan L. The role of intradermal skin testing in inhalant allergy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:337-47.
  13. Waibel KH.   Pediatr Rev 2008;29:255-63.
  14. La Shell MS, Calabria CW. Sublingual-oral administration of standardized allergenic extracts: phase I safety and dosing results (Letter to the editor).  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:311-5.
  15. Judd CA, Parker AL, Meier EA, Tankersley MS. Successful administration of a 1-day imported fire ant rush immunotherapy protocol.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:311-5.
  16. White KM, England RW. Safety of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors while receiving venom immunotherapy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;426-30.
  17. Tucker MH, Tankersley MS. Perception and practice of sublingual immunotherapy among practicing allergists.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:419-25.  Featured in the Literature Review Course at the ACAAI Nov 2009 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.
  18. Judd CA, Parker AL, Meier EA, Tankersley MS. Successful administration of a 1-day imported fire ant rush immunotherapy protocol.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:311-5.
  19. Moore ML, Quinn JM. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin replacement therapy for primary antibody deficiency: advancements into the 21st  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:114-21.
  20. Coop CA, Tankersley MS. Patient perceptions regarding local reactions from allergen immunotherapy injections.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;101:96-100.
  21. Tankersley MS. The stinging impact of the imported fire ant.  Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 2008; 8:354-9.
  22. Coop CA, Balanon SK, White KM, Whisman BA, Rathkopf MM. Anaphylaxis from the influenza virus vaccine.  Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2008;146:85-88.
  23. Coop C, Hagan LL, Dice JP. Exhaled breath condensate pH in the evaluation of asthma.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2008;29:51-4.
  1. La Shell MS, Tankersley MS. Transient dermatographism presenting within the first 18 hours after birth in an otherwise healthy newborn.  Pediatr Dermatol 2008;25:130-1.
  2. Scranton SE, Wild CA, England RW. Episodic angioedema with eosinophilia: successful treatment with imatinib.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008;100:172-4.
  1. White KM, Quinn JM, Hagan LL, Johnson TL 2nd. Exercise-induced hyperventilation.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008; 100:171-2.
  1. White KM, Nugent JS, Rathkopf MM. Dust-mite avoidance measures in patients on immunotherapy.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2008;29:40-4.
  2. Calabria CW, Coop CA, Tankersley MS. The GILL Study:  glycerin-induced local reactions in immunotherapy.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;121:222-6.


(Note: This study looked at glycerin content of extracts and determined that glycerin did not induce large local reactions in immunotherapy.  Higher glycerin concentrations (even 50%) did not result in increase small or large local reaction rates. Increasing allergen concentrations, number and volume did result in higher small (but not large) local reaction rates.)


  1. Johnson KS, Tankersley MS. Smoking cessation toolbox for allergists.  Ann of Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;103:271-9.
  2. La Shell M, Calabria C. History-taking requires interaction, and skin testing requires appropriate screening.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;124:387-8 (Letter to the Editor).
  3. Baker TW, Stolfi A, Johnson TL. Use of epinephrine autoinjectors for treatment of anaphylaxis: which commercially available autoinjector do patients prefer?  Ann of Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;103:356-8 (Letter to the Editor).
  4. Calabria CW, Dietrich J, Hagan L. Comparison of serum-specific IgE (ImmunoCAP) and skin-prick test results for 53 inhalant allergens in patients with chronic rhinitis.  Allergy Asthma Proc. 2009;30:386-96.


 (Note: Two hundred fifty subjects who had at least one positive skin test to a 53 allergen panel underwent serum specific IgE (Immunocap) testing to a comparable 53 allergen panel.   The ST was more often positive for 69.8% of allergens and 64% of patients had more positive ST than CAP. Overall, the specificity and NPV (generally 80‐90%) of CAP were higher than the sensitivity and PPV. The overall agreement between tests was 80.6%, with 11.7% ST+CAP− results and 7.7% CAP+ST− results. In patients with a total IgE level ≥ 200 IU/L, the percentage of positive CAP results for 52/53 allergens was significantly higher with more CAP+ST− results. The performance characteristics of CAP compared to ST vary among 53 inhalant allergens. CAP should be considered complementary, not equivalent, to ST. Total IgE levels should be obtained with serum-specific IgE testing.)


  1. Moore ML, Quinn JM. Subcutaneous immunoglobulin therapy in pediatric primary antibody deficiency.  Pediatric Health 2009;3:231-40
  2. Ong BA, Forester J, Fallot A. Does influenza vaccination improve pediatric asthma outcomes?  J Asthma 2009;46:477-80.


(Note:  Featured in the Literature Review Course at the ACAAI Nov 2009 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.)


  1. Otto HF, Calabria CW. A case of severe refractory chronic urticaria: a novel method for evaluation and treatment.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2009;30:333-7.
  2. Rans, TS, England R. The evolution of gene therapy in X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency.  Ann of Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:357-363.
  3. Letz AG, Calabria CW. T-cell epitopes of aeroallergens.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:445-52.
  4. White KM, Tankersley MS, Kelkar PS. Chapter title: Mechanisms of cough in asthma and allergic airway disease.  Book title: Allergy Frontiers. Volume title: Clinical manifestation of allergic diseases. 
  5. Letz AG, Tankersley MS, Dice JP, England RW. Monitoring bacteriostasis in allergen extract mixing: 10 years of culture data.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123:1175-6 (Letter to the Editor).
  6. Letz AG, Quinn JM. Frequency of imported fire ant stings in patients receiving immunotherapy.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:303-7.
  7. Calabria CW, Hagan L. The use of intradermal skin testing in allergy diagnosis.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:354-5 (Letter to the Editor).
  8. Calabria CW, Hagan L. Is more intradermal skin testing appropriate for older patients.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:355-6 (Letter to the Editor).
  9. Dice JP, Gonzalez-Reyes E. Physical urticarias (except cold urticaria).  UpToDate book chapter.  Last updated 11 Feb 2009 at
  10. Rans, TS, Hrabak, TM, Whisman, BA, Grier TJ, LeFevre, DM, Kwon, PO, Tankersley, MS. The effect of imported fire ant whole-body extract on the degradation of timothy, ragweed, cat, and house dust mite allergens.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:57-61.
  11. Scranton SE, Gonzalez EG, Waibel KH. Incidence and characteristics of biphasic reactions after allergen immunotherapy.  J Allergy Clin Immunol 2009;123:493-8.


(Note: Featured in “The Ten Best Articles in the Specialty of Allergy” at the ACAAI Nov 2009 Annual Meeting Literature Review Course, Miami, FL.)


  1. Dietrich JJ, Quinn JM, England RW. Reasons for outpatient consultation in allergy/immunology.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2009;30:69-74.
  2. La Shell MS, Tankersley MS. Antibiotics for the allergist: part II.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:1-8.
  3. Otto HF, Tankersley MS. Empower your patients: save lives.  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;102:172-3 (Letter to the Editor).
  4. Dietrich JJ, Moore LM, Nguyen S, Hagan LL, Tankersley MS. Imported fire ant hypersensitivity: a 1-day rush immunotherapy schedule without premedication.  Ann of Allergy Asthma Immunol 2009;103:535-536 (Letter to the Editor).
  5. Crisp HC, Quinn JM. Quantitative immunoglobulins in adulthood.  Allergy Asthma Proc 2009;30:649-654.