Food Hypersensitivity in Patients with Pollen Allergy
Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
Volume 37, Issue 6, pages 437–443, August 1982
How to Cite
Eriksson, N. E., Formgren, H. and Svenonius, E. (1982), Food Hypersensitivity in Patients with Pollen Allergy. Allergy, 37: 437–443. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1982.tb02323.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2007
- Accepted for publication 6 March 1982.
- birch allergy: food hypersensitivity;
- oral pruritus;
- pollen allergy;
- stone fruits
Six hundred patients with pollen allergy answered a questionnaire about food hypersensitivity. Hypersensitivity to various nuts, fruits and roots was reported more often by patients with birch pollen allergy(70%) than be patients without birch pollen allergy (19%). The stronger the skin test reaction to birch pollen, the higher was the incidence of food hypersensitivity. A negative correlation was found between grass pollen allergy and food hypersensitivity.
In the diagnosis of springtime hayfever, the presence of hypersensitivity to nuts, fruits and roots supports a diagnosis of birch pollen allergy.