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CME review Spice allergy

@inproceedings{Chen2011CMERS,
  title={CME review Spice allergy},
  author={James L. Chen and Sami L. Bahna},
  year={2011}
}
Objectives: To provide a review on spice allergy and its implementation in clinical practice. Data Sources: PubMed searches were performed using spice allergy as the keyword for original and review articles. Selected references were also procured from the reviewed articles’ references list. Study Selection: Articles were selected based on their relevance to the topic. Results: Spices are available in a large variety and are widely used, often as blends. Spice allergy seems to be rare… 

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Contact allergy to spices
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Fragrance‐mix turned out to be a particularly important indicator allergen, especially for paprika, nutmeg and cloves, and appeared to be‐directed mainly against the ether‐extractable volatile fractions of the spices.
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Patients at risk of spice allergy are young adults sensitized to mugwort and birch allergens, sharing cross-sensitization with various food vegetal allergens and the clinical suspicion raises from frequent post-prandial systemic reactions.
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The present results indicate that both SPT and RAST should include purified spice extracts, particularly for mustard and paprika and for cayenne, coriander, caraway and white pepper.
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Occupational allergic contact dermatitis from spices is relatively rare, but needs to be taken into consideration in patients who have hand dermatitis, and work with spices and foods.
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Patients with suspected contact dermatitis were tested for sensitivity to a group of spices at concentrations of 10 percent and 25 percent in petrolatum, and solo responses at this level may represent a threshold for detecting true allergy or, as an alternative, a marginal irritant reaction.
Delayed‐type allergy to spices
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9 common spices were tested epicutaneously in 338 dermatological patients, 118 of whom were allergic to balsam of Peru, and positive reactions to one or more spices were seen in 50 patients, most often clove, Jamaica pepper and cinnamon (cassia).
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Spice allergens partly crossreact with those of pollens and vegetables, and the > 8-kD 5% extracts may be relevant skin prick test materials for identifying patients at risk of developing severe symptoms from ingested spices.
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Spice allergy in celery‐sensitive patients
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Celery‐birch association pattern was linked to positive reactions (RAST classes 1–2) to spices from the Apiaceae family only, and concerned various botanical families.
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