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[Serologic and skin test diagnosis of birch pollen allergy with recombinant Bet v 1, the chief allergen of birch].

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BACKGROUND: Type I allergy represents a severe health problem in industrialized countries where up to 20% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis and allergic asthma bronchiale and in severe cases from anaphylaxis, leading to death. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate recombinant Bet v 1, the major birch pollen allergen for in vivo and in vitro diagnosis of birch pollen allergy. METHODS: A group of 51 birch pollen allergic patients and eight non-allergic...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Schönheit-Kenn, U More by this author
Ferreira, F More by this author
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Journal:
Pneumologie (Stuttgart, Germany)
Volume:
50
Issue:
9
Pages:
632-640
Publication date:
1996-09-05
EISSN:
1438-8790
ISSN:
0934-8387
URN:
uuid:c59bcc7b-da3f-447d-85c5-18dda009141c
Source identifiers:
69746
Local pid:
pubs:69746

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