Clinical characteristics of melon (Cucumis melo) allergy.

  title={Clinical characteristics of melon (Cucumis melo) allergy.},
  author={Elena Figueredo and Javier Cuesta-Herranz and Jaime De-Miguel and Milagros L{\'a}zaro and Joaqu{\'i}n Sastre and Santiago Quirce and Magdalena Lluch-Bernal and M Jes{\'u}s de Las Heras},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={91 3},
BACKGROUND Although melon is a frequent allergy-eliciting fruit, allergic reactions to melon have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE To evaluate and describe the clinical characteristics of melon allergy in melon-allergic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated patients allergic to melon and a control group of patients allergic to pollen. The diagnosis of melon allergy was based on a convincing clinical history, positive skin test results (prick-by-prick test), and positive results on… CONTINUE READING