Library: Olive Allergy
A twenty eight year old man experienced itching on the roof of his mouth and generalised urticaria after eating olives. The symptoms subsided spontaneously within a few hours.
It was already known that he reacted to olive pollen and further tests identified allergies to olive fruit. Olive oil did not cause any symptoms.
Unsel M, Ardeniz O, Mete N, Ersoy R, Sin AZ, Gulbahar O, Kokuludag A.
Food allergy due to olive.
J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2009;19(6):497-499.