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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1987 Jan;79(1):108-13.

Demonstration of spice-specific IgE in patients with suspected food allergies.


IgE against the spices coriander and/or curry, mace, celery, and white pepper was measured in 150 sera from patients with suspected food allergies. Fifteen percent of the 288 spice RASTs resulted in greater than or equal to 10% binding of 125I-labeled anti-IgE. Twelve sera were studied in detail. In most sera IgE against various spices was present; all 12 sera contained IgE against mugwort-pollen extract. In RAST-inhibition experiments with three different sera, a cross-reactivity between mugwort pollen and coriander could be demonstrated. Leukocytes from two patients released histamine on incubation with spice extracts. This study suggests that IgE against various spices may play a role in some adverse reactions to food.

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