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Clinical features of cross-reactivity of food allergy caused by fruits

Rodriguez, Julia; Crespo, Jesus F.

Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology: June 2002 - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - p 233-238
Food Allergy
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Fruits are increasingly recognized as a cause of food allergy. The wide cross-reactivity among these foods has been extensively studied. In this review we will focus on studies addressing the clinical relevance of cross-reactivity among fruits, the diagnostic management of patients complaining of reactions to multiple fruits, and adequate dietary recommendations.

Servicio de Alergia, Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain

Correspondence to Dr Julia Rodriguez, Servicio de Alergia, Hospital Universitario Doce de Octubre, Ctra. Andalucia km 5,400, 28041 Madrid, Spain e-mail: jrodriguezr@meditex.es

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.