[Cutaneous symptoms after ingestion of pollen-associated foodstuffs].

  title={[Cutaneous symptoms after ingestion of pollen-associated foodstuffs].},
  author={Barbara K. Ballmer-Weber},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  volume={57 2},
The molecular basis of pollen-related food allergy is the marked similarity in sequence and structure of allergenic proteins in pollens and food plants. In affected patients, specific IgE antibodies are primarily directed against pollen allergens but then recognize homologous allergens in plant food. In Central and Northern Europe up to 80% of birch pollen allergic subjects suffer from a food allergy, in particular to stone- and pip fruits, nuts and vegetables. The main clinical manifestation… CONTINUE READING