Is kiwifruit allergy a matter in kiwifruit-cultivating regions? A population-based study


Abul M. H. , Dereci S., Hacisalihoglu S., ORHAN F.

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY, vol.28, no.1, pp.38-43, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pai.12666
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-43

Abstract

Background: Although kiwifruit is known as a common cause of food allergy, population-based studies concerning the prevalence of kiwifruit allergy do not exist. We aimed to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of IgE-mediated kiwifruit allergy in 6-18-year-old urban schoolchildren in a region where kiwifruit is widely cultivated.