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ORAL ALLERGY SYNDROME


Allergic Syndrome

This syndrome is now more commonly called Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome (PFAS) - the term "Oral Allergy" has been adopted to define the symptoms of the syndrome.

Sufferers of Oral Allergy are usually people who already suffer from pollen allergies and seasonal rhinitis and this is due to cross reactivity.

Key Allergens

The allergens associated with oral allergy are initially a tree or plant pollen and associated with those pollens are various fruits, herbs and vegetables.

Pollens usually associated with Oral Allergy symptoms are alder, birch, grass, mugwort and ragweed pollens.

Cross Reactivity

If sensitised to alder pollen you may also react to apple, cherry, peach, pear, parsley, celery, almonds, and hazelnuts.

If sensitised to birch pollen you may also react to apple, kiwi, pear, peach, plum, nectarine, apricots, cherries, tomato, celery, carrot, potato, parsnip, pepper, dill, cumin, peas, coriander, fennel, hazelnut, walnut, almonds, peanuts, lentils and beans.

If sensitised to grass pollen you may also react to melon, watermelon, tomatoes, oranges, potatoes and peanuts.

If sensited to mugwort pollen you may also react to, apple, celery, carrots, dill, parsley, fennel, coriander, cumin, and sunflower seeds.

If sensitised to ragweed pollen you may also react to watermelon, banana, courgette, cucumber and squash.

Resources

Websites

Allergy UK - Types of Food Allergy

AAAAI - Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS)

Anaphylaxis Campaign

FARE - Related Medical Conditions

Patient UK (NHS) - Oral Allergy Syndrome


Articles and Journals

Oral Allergy Syndrome: An Anaphylactic Reaction Overlooked, 2021

Pollen-food allergy syndrome and component sensitization in adolescents: A Japanese population-based study, 2021

Pollen-related food allergy in children with seasonal allergic rhinitis, 2021

Can patients with oral allergy syndrome be at risk of anaphylaxis? 2020

Molecular approach to a patient’s tailored diagnosis of the oral allergy syndrome, 2020

Food cross-reactivity in patients with pollen allergies, 2020

Update on pollen-food allergy syndrome, 2020

Oral allergy syndrome, 2010



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