The oral allergy syndrome

Ann Allergy. 1988 Dec;61(6 Pt 2):47-52.


We have studied 262 patients suffering from hay fever and oral allergy syndrome after fruit and vegetable ingestion. The history and the results of RAST and skin test for pollen showed a contemporary presence of systemic and local symptoms in most of the patients; a close connection between age of onset of hay fever and oral allergy syndrome; a frequent association between allergy to some pollens and some vegetables, such as between apple, carrot, pear, cherry with birch pollen and tomato, melon, watermelon with grass pollen.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Food Hypersensitivity* / complications
  • Fruit / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth
  • Pruritus / complications
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal / complications*
  • Skin Tests
  • Vegetables / adverse effects