Source
Scand J Respir Dis. 1978 Aug;59(4):222-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-1978
Author
I. Bugur
B. Arner
Source
Scand J Respir Dis. 1978 Aug;59(4):222-7
Date
Aug-1978
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Allergens - diagnostic use
Asthma - etiology
Brassica
Conjunctiva - immunology
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pollen
Radioallergosorbent Test
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal - epidemiology
Skin Tests
Sweden
Abstract
Rape plants are cultivated in southern and central Sweden. These partly wind pollinated plants have an exceedingly rich blooming period with pollinating times (for rape and turnip rape) from 10 May to 24 June (+/- 1--2 weeks). In a patient material from southern Sweden with bronchial asthma and other allergic manifestations, rape pollen allergy was found to occur quite frequently. In 366 consecutive patients positive intracutaneous skin tests to rape pollen extracts were found in 85 patients (23%). 54 patients with positive i.c. skin tests for rape pollen were provocated: 81% of them had positive provocation tests. Patients with symptoms of hay fever and/or bronchial asthma during the pollinating season in regions where rape and related species are cultivated should be examined for rape pollen allergy with i.c. skin tests or RAST.
PubMed ID
694477 View in PubMed
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