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Case Report


New Onset Egg Allergy in an Adult


M Ünsel, AZ Sin, Ö Ardeniz, N Erdem, R Ersoy, O Gulbahar, N Mete, A Kokuludag

Ege University Medical Faculty, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2007; Vol. 17(1): 55-58



We report newly presenting systemic and local allergic reactions to egg in a 55-year-old woman. The patient did not have a history of egg allergy in childhood or occupational exposure to egg proteins; nor did she report any disease that is known to be related to food allergy.
A skin prick test with commercial extracts, prick-to-prick test, CAP radioallergosorbent assay, and a double-blind, placebo-controlled food
challenge test were used to prove egg allergy. Because egg allergy mainly affects children and symptoms frequently disappear with age, the late onset in this patient is rare.

Key Words: Egg allergy. Adult age. Double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge.