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This is an annual chart of pollen concentrations for Tucson, Arizona USA. Credit: Michael Lebowitz and Mary Kay O'Rourke.

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Quiz[edit | edit source]


1 Yes or No, In the diagnosis of springtime hayfever, the presence of hypersensitivity to nuts, fruits and roots supports a diagnosis of birch pollen allergy.


2 True or False, Hypersensitivity to various nuts, fruits and roots was reported more often by patients with birch pollen allergy (70 %) than by patients without birch pollen allergy (19 %).


3 Data on the presence and prevalence of allergenic airborne pollens, obtained from both aerobiological studies and allergological investigations, make it possible to design pollen

with the approximate flowering period of the plants in the sampling area.

4 Yes or No, Allergy is the name of the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


5 Yes or No, Apple, carrot, potato, hazelnut and birch reactivity was transferable in Prausnitz-Küstner test like IgE antibodies.


6 Which of the following is clinically related to birch pollinosis?

skin sensitivity to apple
skin sensitivity to carrot
skin sensitivity to potato
TATA-less genes
a consensus sequence

7 Yes or No, Asthma is a chronic lung disease that intermittently inflames and narrows the airways.


8 Which of the following are phenomena associated with any allergy?

hypersensitivity reaction
harmless environmental allergens
antibodies, IgE or IgG, which are produced by B cells in response to an allergen
inflammatory chemicals like histamine
Class IV reactions caused by T cells

9 Yes or No, Temporary immune deficiency can be caused by a variety of sources that weaken the immune system.


10 Complete the text:

A short or

realization of a certain

or idea to

a treatment's feasibility for pollen allergies is called a proof of


Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Allergies to pollens and molds differ from food allergies.

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External links[edit | edit source]

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