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COMPREHENSIVE ALLERGY RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE - THE TOP 14 ALLERGENS AND BEYOND

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ARTICHOKE ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Artichoke is in the Asteraceae family of plants which includes lettuce and sunflower seeds.

Artichoke is most commonly eaten in Western Europe, but is not considered to cause allergy very frequently from ingestion.

Most of the case studies of allergic reactions due to artichoke are after occupational exposure, so those who grow, pick or process the vegetable.

The contact allergen in artichoke is Cynaropicrin, which is released when the plant is cut. This is a sesquiterpene lactone which is a compound known to cause allergic contact dermatitis.


Associated Syndromes

Artichoke allergy is linked to any allergic contact dermatitis.

Cross Reactivity

Artichoke is in the family Asteraceae, other plants in this family include lettuce, chicory and endive. Contact with these plants might also elict an allergic reaction.

Resources

Websites

DermNetNZ - Artichoke

Science Direct - Cynaropicrin


Articles and Journals

Lettuce Allergy and Hand Eczema, 2020

Asteraceae species as potential environmental factors of allergy, 2019

Allergy to artichoke: a case reportL’allergie à l’artichaut : un cas clinique, 2014 (abstract in English)

Allergy to pomegranate and artichoke, novel food allergens of the Mediterranean diet, 2013

Occupational rhinitis and bronchial asthma due to artichoke (Cynara scolymus), 2003

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