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Molecular diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergy


Ballmer-Weber, B K; Hoffmann-Sommergruber, K (2011). Molecular diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergy. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 11(3):229-235.

Abstract

Food and vegetable allergy can be acquired both via a direct sensitization over the gastrointestinal tract and via a primary sensitization to pollen or latex. The diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergy in birch pollen-sensitized patients should not be excluded on a negative IgE testing to extracts. Bet v 1-related allergens are often under-represented in extracts. Few recombinant allergens derived from fruits and vegetables are nowadays commercially available and facilitate diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergies.

Abstract

Food and vegetable allergy can be acquired both via a direct sensitization over the gastrointestinal tract and via a primary sensitization to pollen or latex. The diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergy in birch pollen-sensitized patients should not be excluded on a negative IgE testing to extracts. Bet v 1-related allergens are often under-represented in extracts. Few recombinant allergens derived from fruits and vegetables are nowadays commercially available and facilitate diagnosis of fruit and vegetable allergies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:04 Aug 2011 09:29
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 13:31
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:1473-6322
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/ACI.0b013e3283464c74
PubMed ID:21460714

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