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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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PLUM ALLERGY


Key Allergens

Plums are in the Rosaceae family of plants which also includes apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots and peaches.

The allergen most commonly associated with plum allergy is called Pru d 3.

Pru d 3 is a Lipid Transfer Protein (LTP), these proteins are resistant to heat and are found in many types of plants. Patients suffering from a more severe allergy to cooked fruit may be sensitised to this group of proteins.

Plums also contain a Bet v 1 like protein which can cause oral allergy type symptoms, this is common with many fruits in the Rosaceae family of plants.

Plums contain a Profilin protein, which has been shown to cause allergic reactions to a lesser extent. Profilins are called panallergens because they have the potential to cause reactions over large groups of foods.


Associated Syndromes

You may be suffering from LTP Syndrome if you have reactions to various fruits, vegetables and nuts and your reactions continue to be severe after you have discarded the peel and have cooked the food.

You may have Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome if you are allergic to 3 or more of the foods in the cross reactivity section below but are able to eat cooked fruit without any severe allergic reactions.

Cross Reactivity

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.

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

Other foods containing plant profilins are carrot, kiwi, pineapple, celery, peanut, chilli, watermelon, orange, hazelnut, melon, strawberry, soya, barley, walnut, lychee, lupin, apple, banana, date, cherry, almond, peach, pear, mustard, tomato, aubergine and wheat.


Resources

Websites

Allergen Encyclopedia - Plum

Science Direct - Lipid Transfer Protein

DermNet NZ - Pollen Food Allergy Syndrome

Lipid Transfer Proteins (LTP Syndrome)

Allergy to Fruit - Anaphylaxis Campaign

Allergy information for: Garden plum (Prunus domestica)


Articles and Journals

Lipid Transfer Protein allergy in the United Kingdom: Characterization and comparison with a matched Italian cohort, 2019

Different co-sensitizations could determine different risk assessment in peach allergy? Evaluation of an anaphylactic biomarker in Pru p 3 positive patients, 2015

Characterization of the major allergen of plum as a lipid transfer protein, 2001

Detection and clinical characterization of patients with oral allergy syndrome caused by stable allergens in Rosaceae and nuts, 1999

Allergenic cross-reactivity among peach, apricot, plum, and cherry in patients with oral allergy syndrome: An in vivo and in vitro study, 1994



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