A Rare Case with Quail Egg Allergy without Allergic Reactions to Oral Food Challenge with Hen’s Egg White

  • Vahid Ghobadi Dana Asthma and Allergy Center, Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Tehran, Iran AND Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rasool-e-akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Hassan Bemanian Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rasool-e-akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Raheleh Shokouhi Shoormasti Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Saba Arshi Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rasool-e-akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Mohammad Nabavi Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Rasool-e-akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords:
Egg allergy, Oral food challenge, Quail egg allergy

Abstract

Hen’s egg, as one of the most common reasons for IgE-mediated food hypersensitivity, affects both children and adults. Taking precautionary measures is suggested for the consumption of other birds’ eggs for patients with allergy to hen’s egg. This paper describes a rare patient with quail egg allergy, which manifested no allergic reactions after oral food challenge with hen’s egg white.

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Published
2020-06-23
How to Cite
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Ghobadi Dana V, Bemanian MH, Shokouhi Shoormasti R, Arshi S, Nabavi M. A Rare Case with Quail Egg Allergy without Allergic Reactions to Oral Food Challenge with Hen’s Egg White. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 19(3):310-312.
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Case Report(s)