The Spectrum of Allergens in Ragweed and Mugwort Pollen

  title={The Spectrum of Allergens in Ragweed and Mugwort Pollen},
  author={Nicole Wopfner and Gabriele Gadermaier and Matthias Egger and Riccardo Asero and Christof Ebner and Beatrice Jahn-Schmid and Fatima Ferreira},
  journal={International Archives of Allergy and Immunology},
  pages={337 - 346}
Ragweed and mugwort are important allergenic weeds belonging to the Asteraceae or Compositae plant family. Pollen of mugwort is one of the main causes of allergic reactions in late summer and autumn in Europe and affects about 10–14% of the patients suffering from pollinosis. Ragweed pollen represents the major source of allergenic protein in the United States, with a prevalence of about 50% in atopic individuals. In Europe, ragweed allergy is now rapidly increasing particularly in certain… 

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