Allergy Resources

Lychee Allergy


Key Allergens

Lychee only contains one allergenic protein, a profilin called Lit c 1, it is found in significant quantities in the plant.


Syndromes

Allergy to lychee fruit is not currently linked to any allergy syndromes.


Cross Reactivity

Lychee is broadly linked to other fruit profilin allergies. Allergy to melon, watermelon, tomato, banana, pineapple and orange may be considered as a marker of profilin hypersensitivity.

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