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Linden (Tilia cordata) pollen allergy

The most representative aeroallergens sensitization in Cova da Beira is an interior central region of Portugal, with a population of 93,000 inhabitants. were grasses mixture (44.9%), D. pteronyssinus (32.5%), D. farinae (29.1%), Olea europea (27.5%), Parietaria judaica (23.4%), cat dander (16.1%), Artemisia vulgaris (17.6%), Robinia pseudoacacia (12.2%), Platanus acerifolia (11.4%), Tilia cordata (11.4%) moulds mixture (11.2%), Plantago lanceolata (10.6%), dog dander (10.4%), and Pinus radiata (7.5%) [1].

The most common positive skin tests among tree pollens were to Oleaceae (59.2 %), Aesculus (57.4 %); and Tilia (42.5 %) despite low pollen counts. Chenopodiaceae (88 %) and Plantago (63 %) were the most sensitised weed pollens, with high pollen counts. All patients had significant symptoms during May and June. CONCLUSION: Although Gramineae pollens seem to be major allergens for seasonal allergic rhinitis in Ankara, the particular role of tree pollens and weed pollens cannot be discarded on symptom development in sensitised patients [2].

The most common positive skin test among the pollens was to cultivated wheat (Titicum vulgare) (n = 116, 21,5%), followed by rye grass (Lolium perenne) and orchard grass (Dactylis glomerata). Positive skin reactions to Alternaria, to Candida albicans, and to all pollens except Ulmus competris, Pinus sylvetris, Platanus vulgaris and Tilia platyphyllos, were higher in children with allergic rhinitis than in those with asthma[3].

1. Loureiro G, Rabaça MA, Blanco B, Andrade S, Chieira C, Pereira C. Aeroallergens sensitization in an allergic paediatric population of Cova da Beira, Portugal. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2005 Jul-Aug;33(4):192-8.2. Berna Dursun A, Celik GE, Alan S, Münevver Pinar N, Mungan D, Misirligil Z. Regional pollen load: effect on sensitisation and clinical presentation of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients living in Ankara, Turkey. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2008 Nov-Dec;36(6):371-8.
3. Yazicioglu M, Oner N, Celtik C, Okutan O, Pala O. Sensitization to common allergens, especially pollens, among children with respiratory allergy in the Trakya region of Turkey. Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 2004 Dec;22(4):183-90.

Γκέλης Ν.Δ. - Λεξικό Αλλεργίας - Εκδόσεις ΒΕΛΛΕΡOΦΟΝΤΗΣ - Κόρινθος 2013

Gelis Ν.D. - Dictionary of Allergies - VELLEROFONTIS Publications - Corinth 2013