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Allergy to honeybee … not only stings.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

The purpose of this review is to provide a brief overview of the risks of consumption of bee products in honeybee venom allergic patients and compositae allergic patients, the potential allergens involved in these reactions, the advancement in solving diagnostic difficulties, and management of allergic reactions to bee products.

RECENT FINDINGS

Allergic patients to bee venom and compositae allergic patients may be allergic to bee products. Several bee products allergens have been identified in bee venom.

SUMMARY

Anaphylaxis to bee products is rare. Some studies show a clear association between some aeroallergens such as compositae with allergic reactions to bee products. Additionally, allergic reactions to bee products are associated with severe outcomes in atopic and patients with lung disorders and are a common occupational disease in beekeepers. Possible cross-reactivities have been suggested between bee components and bee venom. Furthermore some studies found patients with concomitant allergy to honey or to propolis and bee venom. Nevertheless a direct relationship between allergy to bee products and bee venom has not been shown. However, cross-reactivites between bee products and bee venom might be relevant in some cases.

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    Molecular Immunology Unit, Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK.

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    MeSH

    Allergens
    Animals
    Bee Venoms
    Bees
    Cross Reactions
    Food Hypersensitivity
    Honey
    Humans
    Insect Bites and Stings
    Occupational Exposure

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    26110688

    Citation

    Cifuentes, Liliana. "Allergy to Honeybee … Not Only Stings." Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol. 15, no. 4, 2015, pp. 364-8.
    Cifuentes L. Allergy to honeybee … not only stings. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;15(4):364-8.
    Cifuentes, L. (2015). Allergy to honeybee … not only stings. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 15(4), pp. 364-8. doi:10.1097/ACI.0000000000000191.
    Cifuentes L. Allergy to Honeybee … Not Only Stings. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2015;15(4):364-8. PubMed PMID: 26110688.
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