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Understanding the molecular sensitization for Cypress pollen and peach in the Languedoc-Roussillon area.
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PMID:  23205629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Cypress allergy is a typical winter pollinosis and the most frequent one in the South of France. Main symptoms are rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and asthma. Peach allergy is common too in Southern Europe. Allergic cross-reactions between cypress and peach have been reported, including an oral allergy syndrome. We wanted to investigate whether a cross-reactive allergen between cypress and peach might be responsible for the observed clinical association. METHODS: We analyzed 127 patients included over a 3-month period, outside the pollen season, and we dosed specific IgE levels, for selected, individual allergens. RESULTS: Patients sensitized to peach were mainly positive for the peach-nonspecific lipid-transfer protein. CONCLUSIONS: Profilins or thaumatins could not explain the observed clinical association between cypress and peach.
Authors:
D Caimmi; D Barber; K Hoffmann-Sommergruber; H Amrane; P-J Bousquet; H Dhivert-Donnadieu; P Demoly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1398-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804028     Medline TA:  Allergy     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Département de Pneumologie, University Hospital of Montpellier, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve and INSERM U657 - EA2415, Montpellier, France; Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University Hospital of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
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