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.


  • Victor Matheu
  • J Huertas
  • I Martinez-Molero
  • J M Zubeldia
  • L Zapatero
  • M L Baeza
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pediatrics


  • allergen challenge, asthma diagnosis, child, ELISA, occupational allergen, rhinoconjunctivitis, Sapelli wood, skin test, specific IgE
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-273
JournalPediatric Allergy and Immunology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes