Ficus benjamina – das heimliche Allergen im Haus

  title={Ficus benjamina – das heimliche Allergen im Haus},
  author={Volker Schenkelberger and Marcus Freitag and Peter Altmeyer},
  journal={Der Hautarzt},
ZusammenfassungObwohl Ficus benjamina als „Indoor”allergen schon verschiedentlich beschrieben wurde, wird diese Zimmerpflanze zu selten in die differentialdiagnostischen Überlegungen bei perennialer Schleimhautsymptomatik einbezogen. Die Dunkelziffer unerkannter Fälle ist hoch. Nicht selten handelt es sich um vermeintliche Hausstaubmilbenallergiker mit langer Leidensgeschichte. Typ-I-Sensibilisierungen gegenüber Ficusprotein sind in Zunahme begriffen. Zum einen spielt hierbei die… Expand
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