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Journal of Allergy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 543928, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/543928
Review Article

Oral Allergy Syndrome: An Update for Stomatologists

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore 575004, India
2Department of Periodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore 575018, India

Received 4 August 2015; Revised 18 October 2015; Accepted 22 October 2015

Academic Editor: William E. Berger

Copyright © 2015 Roopashri Rajesh Kashyap and Rajesh Shanker Kashyap. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is an allergic reaction in the oral cavity subsequent to the consumption of food such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables. It occurs mainly due to homology of proteins of pollen to the proteins of fruits and vegetables. In OAS, the immune system produces antibodies that are directed against the proteins of pollen and structurally similar proteins in food, hence, resulting in allergic symptoms limited mainly to the oral cavity. In this review, we have summarized the etiopathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of OAS as an update for stomatologists.