A French study has explored the relationship between peanut and legume allergy in children identifying that two thirds of children allergic to peanut, were also sensitised to one other legume. Lentil, lupine, and pea were the main responsible allergens. Half of allergic reactions to legumes other than peanut were serious reactions.
The high prevalence of legume sensitisation and the frequent serious reactions reported in children with peanut allergy highlight that tolerated legume consumption should be explored for each legume in the case of peanut allergy.
Read the full study on Wiley Online Library.
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