Anaphylaxis and intimate behaviour

  title={Anaphylaxis and intimate behaviour},
  author={Gennaro Liccardi and Marco Caminati and Gianenrico Senna and Luigino Calzetta and Paola Rogliani},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
Purpose of review Intimate behaviours may represent an unusual way of exposure to a culprit allergen, or the frame for sex-related allergies due to triggers typically linked to that situation. The present review aims at summarizing the state of the art about the topic, in order to spread the awareness and the basic know-how in the field of sexual-related allergies. Recent findings Kiss-related IgE-mediated reactions are caused in sensitized partners mainly by the passive transport of allergenic… 
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