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Vineyard snail allergy possibly induced by sensitization to house-dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)

By F. de Maat-Bleeker, J. H. Akkerdaas, R. van Ree and R. C. Aalberse


A female patient experienced a severe allergic reaction after consumption of vineyard snails. The patient proved to be sensitized to house-dust mite (HDM) and demonstrated a positive skin test and specific IgE to snail (Eobania vermiculata, Lofarma). The snail RAST was > 80% inhibited by HDM, whereas the mite RAST was <10% inhibited by snail extract. This is possibly another example of food allergy related to primary sensitization by an aeroallerge

Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1995.tb01174.x
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