Allergy to an occupational allergen (Sapelli wood) in a child
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The case is presented of a child who developed rhinoconjunctivitis, angioedema and asthma by sensitization to Sapelli wood, which was used in his father's carpentry. Positive skin-prick test, high levels of specific immunoglobulin E by ELISA and a positive conjunctival challenge test suggest a type I hypersensitivity mechanism to this wood. This is the first case report of sensitization to Sapelli wood and it confirms that occupational allergen exposure as Sapelli wood may also cause sensitization in a child.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Pediatric Allergy and Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|