New onset egg allergy in an adult


UENSEL M., SIN A. Z. , Ardeniz O. , ERDEM N., ERSOY R., GULBAHAR O. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, vol.17, no.1, pp.55-58, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-58
  • Keywords: egg allergy, adult age, double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge, FOOD ALLERGY, PROTEINS, INHALANT

Abstract

We report newly presenting systemic and local allergic reactions to egg in a 55-year-old woman. The patient did not have a history of egg allergy in childhood or occupational exposure to egg proteins; nor did she report any disease that is known to be related to food allergy. A skin prick test with commercial extracts, prick-to-prick test, CAP radioallergosorbent assay, and a double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge test were used to prove egg allergy. Because egg allergy mainly affects children and symptoms frequently disappear with age, the late onset in this patient is rare.