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

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


Key Allergens

Latex is a product of the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis , it has 15 associated contact allergens.

Hev b 6 is a hevein precursor protein, this allergen is important in cross reactivity.

Hev b 7 is a patatin protein, again important in cross reactivity.

Hev b 8 is a profilin profilin, these are panallergens found in many plants and foods.

Hev b 11 is a chitinase, these are proteins found in other foods and contribute to cross reactivity of latex.

Hev b 12 is a lipid transfer protein (LTP) this is another panallergen and cause problems over multiple foods and plants.

An allergy to latex may give you the potential to be allergic to many foods and pollens, but you may only have contact issues with latex itself.

Associated Syndromes

Latex is often associated with Latex Food Syndrome. This is where the body is initially sensitised to the latex plant and later becomes allergic to foods which contain similarly shaped proteins.

Latex contains LTPs, this can link it to LTP Syndrome, where LTPs in multiple plants and foods cause allergic reactions.

Cross Reactivity

Turnips contain hevein, potatoes contain patatin and plants containing chitinase proteins are also found in chestnut, banana, avocado, pomegranate and maize (corn). These are all linked to Latex Food Syndrome. Airborne chitinase allergens are found in cockroaches, dust mites and coffee and might cause a problem for those who are very sensitive to latex.

Other plants containing airborne profilins are pigweed, ragweed, wormwood, birch tree, hemp, crocus, sunflower, olive, rice, plantain, poplar tree, mesquite, oak tree and maize (corn). Food containing profilins include pineapple, kiwi, celery, peanut, chilli, watermelon, muskmelon, hazelnut, orange, carrot, strawberry, soya beans, barley, walnut, lychee, lupin, apple, banana, dates, cherry, almond, peach, pear, mustard, tomato, aubergine and wheat.

Common foods involved in LTP allergy include kiwi, strawberries, sunflower seeds, walnut, apple, mulberry, banana, pea, apricot, cherry, plum, almond, peach pomegranate, raspberry, tomato, grape, celery, peanut, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, chestnut, lemon, tangerine, orange, hazelnut, lettuce, lentils, lupin, green bean, pear, mustard, wheat and maize.

Resources

Websites

DermNet NZ - Latex Allergy

Allergen Encyclopedia - Latex

Science Direct - Hevein

Science Direct - Latex Allergy

ACAAI - Latex Allergy

Anaphylaxis Campaign - Natural Rubber Latex

HSE - Latex Allergies in Health and Social Care


Articles and Journals

Update on latex allergy: New insights into an old problem, 2021

Natural rubber latex allergy, 2021

Jackfruit Anaphylaxis in a Latex Allergic Non-Healthcare Worker, 2021

Latex Allergy: Current Status and Future Perspectives, 2020

Latex-fruit syndrome in Italian children and adolescents with natural rubber latex allergy, 2013

Diagnosis of latex allergy: the importance of Hev b 11, 2012

Latex Allergy: An Update, 2003

Cross-reactivity between Ficus benjamina latex and fig fruit in patients with clinical fig allergy, 2003

Class I chitinases as potential panallergens involved in the latex-fruit syndrome, 1999

Latex allergy, 1994



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