A Clinical and Immunological Study of Allergy to Hen's Egg White

III. Allergens in Hen's Egg White Studied by Crossed Radio-Immunoelectrophoresis (CRIE)

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  • Tor Langeland

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    1. Dept. of Dermatology and Childien's Asthma and Allergy Institute Voksentoppen, University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway
      Department of Dermatology Rikshospitalet, Oslo I Norway
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Department of Dermatology Rikshospitalet, Oslo I Norway

Abstract

Allergens in hen's egg white were studied in crossed radio-immunoelectrophoresis (CRIE). Specific IgE-antibodies against different proteins in the egg white were examined in sera from 70 atopic patients with clinical hypersensitivity, and RAST ≥2 to egg white. Ovalbumin, ovomucoid and an unidentified protein, antigen 22, were classified as major allergens. Specific IgE-antibodies against 10 more proteins in hen's egg white were detected. IgE-antibodies against lysozyme could not be detected.

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