Identification of a 7S globulin as a novel coconut allergen.

  title={Identification of a 7S globulin as a novel coconut allergen.},
  author={Cristina Benito and Elo{\'i}na Gonz{\'a}lez-Mancebo and M Dolores Alonso D{\'i}az de Durana and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Tol{\'o}n and Montserrat Fern{\'a}ndez-Rivas},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  volume={98 6},
BACKGROUND Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is a monocotyledonous plant of the Arecaceae family. Allergy to coconut is infrequent, with only 5 cases reported so far in the medical literature. OBJECTIVE To identify coconut allergens in 2 patients allergic to this food. METHODS We describe 2 patients allergic to coconut: an adult pollen-allergic patient monosensitized to coconut who presented with severe oropharyngeal symptoms and a child with a previous allergy to walnut, not allergic to pollen, who… CONTINUE READING