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Rev Pneumol Clin. 2017 Dec;73(6):290-293. doi: 10.1016/j.pneumo.2017.09.003. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

[Cannabis and crossed allergy with food].

[Article in French]

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1
Unité d'allergologie générale, département de pneumologie, oncologie thoracique et allergologie, CHU, 4, rue Larrey, 49933 Angers cedex 09, France. Electronic address: madrouet@chu-angers.fr.
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Unité d'allergologie générale, département de pneumologie, oncologie thoracique et allergologie, CHU, 4, rue Larrey, 49933 Angers cedex 09, France.

Abstract

Cannabis use has increased over the last decade. At the same time, we see cannabis allergies appearing, ranging from simple rhinoconjunctivitis to anaphylactic-type reactions, some of which are severe since fatal cases have been described, but we also see allergic-induced food allergies cross-linked in the family of lipid transfer proteins (LTP). Indeed, cannabis contains an LTP called Can s 3. The LT are very widespread in the vegetable kingdom and are present in many vegetables and fruits. LTPs have a similar chemical structure and therefore cross-allergy is common. Thus, by becoming aware of the LTP of cannabis, it is possible to become allergic by a mechanism of cross-allergy to the other LTPs present in fruits and vegetables. This syndrome is referred to as cannabis-fruit-vegetable syndrome.

KEYWORDS:

Allergie; Allergie alimentaire; Allergy; Cannabis; Food allergy; LTP

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