Friday asthma crisis in the daughter of two bakers

S. Caimmi, A. Marseglia, D. Caimmi, Gian Luigi Marseglia

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The prevalence of sesame food allergy continues to increase worldwide. The diagnostic tools to confirm such allergy include skin prick tests, specific IgEs and food challenge. We report the case of a 7-year-old girl who presented recurrent episodes of wheezing and dyspnoea. After performing skin tests and evaluating specific IgEs we hypothesised an allergy to sesame. Our patient actually benefitted from avoiding any contact with sesame and sesame seeds. We confirmed our diagnosis through an inhalation food challenge. Further, by reviewing her personal history, we suspect inhalation was the mechanism in which the girl became sensitised to sesame.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-518
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


  • Allergy
  • Child
  • Food
  • Inhalation food challenge
  • Sesame

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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