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Allergy. 1993 Apr;48(3):168-72.

Common allergenic structures in hazelnut, rye grain, sesame seeds, kiwi, and poppy seeds.

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Dermatologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Technischen Universit√§t, M√ľnchen, Germany.


Allergy to kiwi, poppy seeds, and/or sesame seeds often occurs in patients with a simultaneous sensitization to nuts and flour. Previously cross reactions have been verified by RAST inhibition. In this study the nature of this cross-reactivity is further characterized by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), followed by immunoblotting to nitrocellulose. The degree of cross-reactivity among kiwi, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, hazelnuts, and rye grain was found to be very high in the patients studied. The existence of both cross-reacting and unique components was observed; however, the cross-reacting and unique components could be different for different patients.

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