Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 332-335
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.332
Published online: 11 July 2013

J of IMAB 2013; 19(4):332-335
Miglena Balcheva1Corresponding Autor, Assya Krasteva2, Georgi Nikolov3, Martin Georgiev3, Rumiana Hristova3, Mariela Hristova3, Yana Kandova3, Iliana Stoeva4, Angelina Kisselova-Yaneva2, Bogdan Petrunov3, Maria Dencheva2, Mariana Tsekova-Yaneva2
1) Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria
2) Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
3) National Center of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia, Bulgaria
4) Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The reactivity to food proteins is specific, but in certain patients cross reactions are observed between food proteins of plant or animal origin and non-food ones. The most common clinical manifestation of this cross reactivity is oral allergy syndrome (OAS). It develops mainly in patients with pollen allergy after fresh fruit and vegetables consumption. The symptoms are oro-pharyngeal pruritus, papules and vesicles which resemble mouth ulcers on the labial mucosa and labial, palatal and lingual swelling. There may also be a sensation of pharyngeal swelling. The symptoms appear very quickly and may be followed by urticaria or contiguous facial erythema. The progress of this syndrome is due to homology of structural proteins in foods of plant origin and in pollens.

Key words: oral allergy syndrome, atopic allergens, food allergy.

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Balcheva M, Krasteva A, Nikolov G, Georgiev M, Hristova R, Hristova M, Kandova Y, Stoeva I, Kisselova-Yaneva A, Petrunov B, Dencheva M, Tsekova-Yaneva M. Oral allergy syndrome and dental allergology. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(4):332-335. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.332.

Correspondence to: D-r Miglena Balcheva, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna; 84, Tzar Osvoboditel Boul., office 623; 9002, Varna, Bulgaria;

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Received: 13 May 2013
Published online: 14 July 2013

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