Bahia grass pollen, a significant aeroallergen: evidence for the lack of clinical cross-reactivity with timothy grass pollen.

@article{Phillips1989BahiaGP,
  title={Bahia grass pollen, a significant aeroallergen: evidence for the lack of clinical cross-reactivity with timothy grass pollen.},
  author={John Phillips and Gerald A Bucholtz and E Fern{\'a}ndez-Caldas and Samuel C. Bukantz and Richard Funk Lockey},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  year={1989},
  volume={63 6 Pt 1},
  pages={503-7}
}
Thirty-eight subjects were challenged (25 nasal, 13 bronchial) with Bahia grass, Paspalum notatum, pollen extract. A positive Bahia intradermal skin test predicted a positive challenge to Bahia in all (11/11) of the nasal challenges and 75% (6/8) of the bronchial challenges. All 19 subjects with negative Bahia intradermal skin tests had negative challenges with Bahia. Specific IgE antibodies to Bahia pollen were detected by conventional RAST (greater than or equal to 2+) in 82% (14/17) of… CONTINUE READING

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