An adult-onset egg allergy

Mehmet Ünsel
Ömür Ardeniz
Nihal Mete Gökmen

Abstract

The development of egg allergy in the late adulthood is rare. In most of the cases, symptoms begin in childhood or early adulthood. Adult-onset egg allergy usually develops either as an occupational disease inflicting workers in bakery and confectionery industries or a bird-egg syndrome caused by cross-reactivity in patients suffering from bird feather sensitivity. Herein we present an adult-onset primary egg allergy appeared differently from the previously reported cases based on the absence of occupational exposure and bird as well as aeroallergen sensitization.

Keywords

Egg allergy, food allergy, adult
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