Oral allergy syndrome successfully treated with pollen immunotherapy.

@article{Kelso1995OralAS,
  title={Oral allergy syndrome successfully treated with pollen immunotherapy.},
  author={John Madoc Kelso and Richard T. Jones and R. T{\'e}llez and John W. Yunginger},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={1995},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={
          391-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Some patients with allergic rhinitis have oral allergic reactions to fresh fruits and vegetables. This phenomenon has been termed "oral allergy syndrome" and is proposed to be due to cross-reacting allergens in the foods and pollens. METHODS We report a patient with allergic rhinitis and oral allergy syndrome treated with pollen immunotherapy. Prior to immunotherapy, eating any fresh fruit or vegetable caused immediate itching and swelling of his tongue and throat. Prick skin test… CONTINUE READING

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