Acta Med. 2015, 58: 9-14

Egg Allergy in Adolescent and Adult Patient Suffering from Atopic Dermatitis – Association with Concomitant Allergic Diseases

Jarmila Čelakovskáa, Květuše Ettlerováb, Karel Ettlera, Josef Bukačc

aDepartment of Dermatology and Venereology Faculty Hospital and Medical Faculty of Charles University, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
bDepartment of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Outpatient Clinic, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
cDepartment of Medical Biophysic, Medical Faculty of Charles University in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Received December 16, 2014
Accepted March 25, 2015

Background: A few reports demonstrate the occurrence of egg allergy in adolescent and adult patients suffering from atopic dermatitis and the association of this allergy to other food and aeroallergens. Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the occurrence of egg allergy in patients suffering from atopic dermatitis at the age 14 years and older and to evaluate the relationship between egg allergy or egg sensitisation and the sensitisation to dust, mites, feather, and animal dander. Materials and Methods: Complete dermatological and allergological examination was performed. These parameters were examined: food allergy and food sensitisation to egg white and yolk, to mites, animal dander (mixture), feather and dust. The statistical evaluation of the relations among egg allergy, egg sensitisation and sensitisation to mites, animal dander (mixture), feather and dust was performed. Two hundred and eighty eight patients were included in the study (90 men, 198 women, with the average age 25.2). Results and Conclusion: Egg allergy was recorded in 5% and egg sensitisation in 20% of patients; sensitisation to dust is recorded more often in patients with positive results in sIgE for egg white and/or yolk.


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