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Indian J Dermatol. 2013 Jul;58(4):325. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.113938.

Soy allergy in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis.

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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital and Medical Faculty of Charles University, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Abstract

AIM:

The evaluation of soy allergy in patients over 14 years of age suffering from atopic dermatitis. The evaluation of the correlation to the occurence of peanut and pollen allergy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Altogether 175 persons suffering from atopic dermatitis were included in the study: Specific IgE, skin prick tests, atopy patch tests to soy, history and food allergy to peanut and pollen allergy were evaluated.

RESULTS:

The early allergic reaction to soy was recorded in 2.8% patients. Sensitization to soy was found in another 27.2% patients with no clinical manifestation after soy ingestion. The correlation between the positive results of examinations to soy and between the occurence of peanut and pollen allergy was confirmed in statistics.

CONCLUSION:

Almost one third of patients suffering from atopic dermatitis are sensitized to soy without clinical symptoms. The early allergic reaction to soy occur in minority of patients suffering from atopic dermatitis.

KEYWORDS:

Atopic dermatitis; peanut allergy; pollen allergy; skin prick tests; soy allergy; specific IgE

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