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Bedolla-Barajas M, Bedolla-Pulido T R, Morales-Romero J, Mariscal-Castro J, González.Mendoza T. Oral Allergy Syndrome Associated with Jicama. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2022; 36 (1) :206-208
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Allergy and Clinical Immunology Service, Division of Internal Medicine, “Dr Juan I. Menchaca” Civil Hospital of Guadalajara. 750 Salvador de Quevedo y Zubieta; La Perla, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México , drmbedbar@gmail.com
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Background: The occurrence of oral symptoms after food consumption defines oral allergy syndrome (OAS). Thus, our objective was to report the association of oral allergy syndrome triggered by jicama.
   Methods: In this study, we report 10 cases of OAS associated with jicama eating. 
   Results: Of the total cases, 6 were women; the mean age of the group was 28.3 ± 11.4 years. All patients suffered from allergic rhinitis and 3 of them also had asthma. On average, patients experienced the onset of symptoms 5 minutes after eating jicama.  As expected, the patients had oral ailments, mainly itching in the pharynx, palate, and lips; furthermore, 4 out of 10 also had skin symptoms. The skin test by the prick-prick technique with fresh jicama had a mean diameter of 8.1 ± 5.4 mm.
   Conclusion: In closing, jicama should be considered as a cause of OAS, especially in regions where it is cultivated and eaten in large quantities.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Gastroenterology

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