Medline ® Abstract for Reference 8
of 'Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of oral allergy syndrome (pollen-food allergy syndrome)'
Effect of pollen immunotherapy on food hypersensitivity in children with birch pollinosis.
Ann Allergy. 1989;62(4):343.
Of 72 children with severe rhinoconjunctivitis due to birch pollinosis, 67 (93%) reported sensitivity against nuts, apples, etc. The hayfever symptoms improved by immunotherapy but neither subcutaneous (n = 42) nor oral (n = 14) immunotherapy with birch pollen allergen preparations made the food sensitivity decrease significantly more than the placebo oral immunotherapy (n = 16).
Department of Pediatrics, UmeåUniversity, Sweden.