Allergy to pine nuts in a bird fancier.

  title={Allergy to pine nuts in a bird fancier.},
  author={A J Gerard Jansen and Arno Vermeulen and Paul H Dieges and Albert W van Toorenenbergen},
  volume={51 10},
A patient is described with the bird-egg syndrome who experienced an anaphylactic reaction after eating some of her parrot's food (pine nuts: Pinus pinea). Specific IgE against this nut and another pine nut (P. cembra) was demonstrated by RAST. Cross-reactivity between these botanically related seeds was shown by RAST inhibition. Besides avian antigens, bird food antigens should be taken into consideration when symptoms of allergy occur on exposure to birds. 

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