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A clinical and immunological study of allergy to hen's egg white

I. A clinical study of egg allergy

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  • T. LANGELAND

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    1. Department of Dermatology and Children's Asthma and Allergy Institute Voksentoppen, University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
      Dr Tor Langeland, Department of Dermatology and Children's Asthma and Allergy Institute Voksentoppen, University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo 1, Norway.
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Dr Tor Langeland, Department of Dermatology and Children's Asthma and Allergy Institute Voksentoppen, University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo 1, Norway.

Summary

Various clinical features of eighty-four atopic patients, with clinical hypersensitivity to egg and positive RAST to egg white, were studied. Some of the clinical data were compared with data from a control group of atopic patients without egg allergy. Atopic diseases and certain food allergies in the families of the egg-allergic patients and atopic controls were also studied. This was done in order to investigate the extent to which differences between the egg allergy group and the atopic control group were reflected in their respective families.

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