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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/29589
Title:
The prevalence of plant food allergies: a systematic review.
Authors:
Zuidmeer, Laurian; Goldhahn, Klaus; Rona, Roberto J; Gislason, David; Madsen, Charlotte; Summers, Colin; Sodergren, Eva; Dahlstrom, Jorgen; Lindner, Titia; Sigurdardottir, Sigurveig T; McBride, Doreen; Keil, Thomas
Citation:
J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2008, 121 5):1210-18.e4
Issue Date:
1-May-2008
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty regarding the prevalence of allergies to plant food. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of allergies to plant food according to the different subjective and objective assessment methods. METHODS: Our systematic search of population-based studies (since 1990) in the literature database MEDLINE focused on fruits, vegetables/legumes, tree nuts, wheat, soy, cereals, and seeds. Prevalence estimates were categorized by food item and method used (food challenges, skin prick test, serum IgE, parent/self-reported symptoms), complemented by appropriate meta-analyses. RESULTS: We included 36 studies with data from a total of over 250,000 children and adults. Only 6 studies included food challenge tests with prevalences ranging from 0.1% to 4.3% each for fruits and tree nuts, 0.1% to 1.4% for vegetables, and < 1% each for wheat, soy, and sesame. The prevalence of sensitization against any specific plant food item assessed by skin prick test was usually < 1%, whereas sensitization assessed by IgE against wheat ranged as high as 3.6% and against soy as high as 2.9%. For fruit and vegetables, prevalences based on perception were generally higher than those based on sensitization, but for wheat and soy in adults, sensitization was higher. Meta-analyses showed significant heterogeneity between studies regardless of food item or age group. CONCLUSION: Population-based prevalence estimates for allergies to plant products determined by the diagnostic gold standard are scarce. There was considerable heterogeneity in the prevalence estimates of sensitization or perceived allergic reactions to plant food.
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dc.contributor.authorZuidmeer, Laurian-
dc.contributor.authorGoldhahn, Klaus-
dc.contributor.authorRona, Roberto J-
dc.contributor.authorGislason, David-
dc.contributor.authorMadsen, Charlotte-
dc.contributor.authorSummers, Colin-
dc.contributor.authorSodergren, Eva-
dc.contributor.authorDahlstrom, Jorgen-
dc.contributor.authorLindner, Titia-
dc.contributor.authorSigurdardottir, Sigurveig T-
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Doreen-
dc.contributor.authorKeil, Thomas-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-05T15:11:55Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-05T15:11:55Z-
dc.date.issued2008-05-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-06-05-
dc.identifier.citationJ. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2008, 121 5):1210-18.e4en
dc.identifier.issn1097-6825-
dc.identifier.pmid18378288-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jaci.2008.02.019-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/29589-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There is uncertainty regarding the prevalence of allergies to plant food. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of allergies to plant food according to the different subjective and objective assessment methods. METHODS: Our systematic search of population-based studies (since 1990) in the literature database MEDLINE focused on fruits, vegetables/legumes, tree nuts, wheat, soy, cereals, and seeds. Prevalence estimates were categorized by food item and method used (food challenges, skin prick test, serum IgE, parent/self-reported symptoms), complemented by appropriate meta-analyses. RESULTS: We included 36 studies with data from a total of over 250,000 children and adults. Only 6 studies included food challenge tests with prevalences ranging from 0.1% to 4.3% each for fruits and tree nuts, 0.1% to 1.4% for vegetables, and < 1% each for wheat, soy, and sesame. The prevalence of sensitization against any specific plant food item assessed by skin prick test was usually < 1%, whereas sensitization assessed by IgE against wheat ranged as high as 3.6% and against soy as high as 2.9%. For fruit and vegetables, prevalences based on perception were generally higher than those based on sensitization, but for wheat and soy in adults, sensitization was higher. Meta-analyses showed significant heterogeneity between studies regardless of food item or age group. CONCLUSION: Population-based prevalence estimates for allergies to plant products determined by the diagnostic gold standard are scarce. There was considerable heterogeneity in the prevalence estimates of sensitization or perceived allergic reactions to plant food.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMosbyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WH4-4S9R1TT-2/1/27ba6e951e932159b1b0ca056684b9f0en
dc.subject.meshFood Hypersensitivityen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.subject.meshPeanut Hypersensitivityen
dc.subject.meshFruiten
dc.subject.meshVegetablesen
dc.titleThe prevalence of plant food allergies: a systematic review.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of allergy and clinical immunologyen

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