Edited by: Wytske Fokkens
Peanut allergen in house dust of eating area and bed – a risk factor for peanut sensitization?
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Volume 68, Issue 11, pages 1460–1462, November 2013
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Peanut allergen in house dust of eating area and bed – a risk factor for peanut sensitization? Allergy 2013; 68: 1460–1462., , , , , .
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 JUN 2013
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- cutaneous sensitization;
- environmental exposure;
- food allergens;
- house dust;
- peanut allergy
It has been hypothesized that high environmental exposure to peanut allergens may be a potent risk factor for cutaneous sensitization. Therefore, we wanted to investigate whether peanut proteins are detectable in house dust of different household areas. Peanut levels of dust samples were measured with ELISA. Overall, peanut was detectable in 19 of 21 households in the eating area and/or in bed. The frequency of peanut consumption correlated with peanut levels. Forty-eight hours after intentional peanut consumption, peanut levels were highly increased. Nevertheless, further research is required to prove whether peanut allergen in house dust can cause sensitization via skin.