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Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jun;42(3):125-6.

Cypress pollen does not cross-react to plant-derived foods.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Some studies hypothesize the existence of cross-reactivity between allergy to Cupressus sempervirens pollen and plant-derived foods. We aimed to assess whether this holds true.

METHODS:

72 patients monosensitized to cypress pollen were investigated for food allergy to peach, apple, tomato and Juniperius oxycedrus berry.

RESULTS:

No patient had a history of clinical allergy or showed in-vitro or in-vitro reactivity to peach, apple, and tomato. Two patients scored positive on SPT with Juniperius oxycedrus berry but in-vitro tests ruled out cross-reactivity with the corresponding pollen.

CONCLUSION:

Airborne allergy to Cupressaceae pollen is not associated with allergy to plant-derived foods.

PMID:
20648776
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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