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Hypersensitivity to latex, chestnut, and banana.
Ann Allergy. 1993 Jan; 70(1):31-4.AA

Abstract

The incidence of latex-allergic patients is probably higher than suspected. A spectrum of IgE-dependent allergic reactions to latex products including urticaria, rhinitis, asthma, angioedema, and life-threatening anaphylaxis has been increasingly reported in recent years. We describe three patients with rubber hypersensitivity and allergy to fruit (banana and chestnut). Immediate positive responses were obtained in prick tests with latex, banana, and chestnut extracts. Histamine release was positive and specific IgE antibodies to all three extracts were detected by fluorescence radioimmunoassay. In the RAST-inhibition studies, the extract of latex inhibited the binding of chestnut and banana, but chestnut and banana extracts did not inhibit the binding of latex. These results suggest a sensitivity to crossreacting antigens in latex allergy associated with allergy to certain fruits.

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Division of Allergy, Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7678723

Citation

Rodríguez, M, et al. "Hypersensitivity to Latex, Chestnut, and Banana." Annals of Allergy, vol. 70, no. 1, 1993, pp. 31-4.
Rodríguez M, Vega F, García MT, et al. Hypersensitivity to latex, chestnut, and banana. Ann Allergy. 1993;70(1):31-4.
Rodríguez, M., Vega, F., García, M. T., Panizo, C., Laffond, E., Montalvo, A., & Cuevas, M. (1993). Hypersensitivity to latex, chestnut, and banana. Annals of Allergy, 70(1), 31-4.
Rodríguez M, et al. Hypersensitivity to Latex, Chestnut, and Banana. Ann Allergy. 1993;70(1):31-4. PubMed PMID: 7678723.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hypersensitivity to latex, chestnut, and banana. AU - Rodríguez,M, AU - Vega,F, AU - García,M T, AU - Panizo,C, AU - Laffond,E, AU - Montalvo,A, AU - Cuevas,M, PY - 1993/1/1/pubmed PY - 1993/1/1/medline PY - 1993/1/1/entrez SP - 31 EP - 4 JF - Annals of allergy JO - Ann Allergy VL - 70 IS - 1 N2 - The incidence of latex-allergic patients is probably higher than suspected. A spectrum of IgE-dependent allergic reactions to latex products including urticaria, rhinitis, asthma, angioedema, and life-threatening anaphylaxis has been increasingly reported in recent years. We describe three patients with rubber hypersensitivity and allergy to fruit (banana and chestnut). Immediate positive responses were obtained in prick tests with latex, banana, and chestnut extracts. Histamine release was positive and specific IgE antibodies to all three extracts were detected by fluorescence radioimmunoassay. In the RAST-inhibition studies, the extract of latex inhibited the binding of chestnut and banana, but chestnut and banana extracts did not inhibit the binding of latex. These results suggest a sensitivity to crossreacting antigens in latex allergy associated with allergy to certain fruits. SN - 0003-4738 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7678723/Hypersensitivity_to_latex_chestnut_and_banana_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -