A cross‐sectional study on the prevalence of food allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) reveals female predominance

@article{HarishBabu2008ACS,
  title={A cross‐sectional study on the prevalence of food allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) reveals female predominance},
  author={Bheemanapalli N Harish Babu and Padukudru Anand Mahesh and Yeldur P. Venkatesh},
  journal={Clinical \& Experimental Allergy},
  year={2008},
  volume={38}
}
Background Only a few case reports of allergy to eggplant (Solanum melongena) have been reported. A relatively large number of individuals appear to experience food‐related symptoms to eggplant in India. 
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