The latex-fruit syndrome.

  title={The latex-fruit syndrome.},
  author={Stefan Wagner and Heimo Breiteneder},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={30 Pt 6},
Approximately 30-50% of individuals who are allergic to natural rubber latex (NRL) show an associated hypersensitivity to some plant-derived foods, especially freshly consumed fruits. This association of latex allergy and allergy to plant-derived foods is called latex-fruit syndrome. An increasing number of plant sources, such as avocado, banana, chestnut, kiwi, peach, tomato, potato and bell pepper, have been associated with this syndrome. The prevailing hypothesis is that allergen cross… Expand
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