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Document ID (ISN)100776
CIS number 02-1687
ISSN - Serial title 1438-776X - Dermatologie in Beruf und Umwelt
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baur X., Gahnz G.
Title Allergy to pumpkin seeds in the form of food intolerance and occupational contact urticaria
Original title Kürbiskernallergie in Form einer Nahrungsmittelunverträglichkeit und einer berufsbedingten Kontakturtikaria [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2002, Vol.50, No.5, p.178-179. 7 ref.
Abstract Case study of a 21-year-old baker regularly suffering from skin urticaria when handling pumpkin seeds. Three years earlier, this patient developed an allergy that caused the swelling of the pharynx and swallowing difficulties after he had eaten bread containing pumpkin seeds. Prick tests revealed an immediate sensitization to raw and roasted pumpkin seeds. There are no literature reports of similar cases of allergy to pumpkin seed in the form of food intolerance and occupational allergic contact urticaria.
Descriptors (primary) bakery products industry; urticaria; allergies; vegetables
Descriptors (secondary) case study; sensitization; skin tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Food industry