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Sensitization to genuine markers of timothy grass pollen (Phleum pratense) in the North-Central region of Portugal


Inês Gonçalves Nunes inesnunes0929@gmail.com1, Graça Loureiro1, Beatriz Tavares1, Ana Todo-Bom1, Rosário Cunha2

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10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.269

Summary
Pollens are the main cause of respiratory allergies which prevalence is increasing. The most important cause of pollinosis in Europe and especially in the Mediterranean countries as Portugal is Poaceae family pollen. Timothy grass (Phleum pratense) is one of the most common pollen sources, and one of the best characterized allergenic grasses. The major allergens Phl p1 and Phl p5 are considered markers of genuine grass pollen sensitization. A characterization of Phl p1 and Phl p5 sensitization in the North-Central region of Portugal was made in children and adults. Phl p1 sensitization was the most frequent. 

Key words
Grass pollen allergy; Phleum pratense; Phl p1; Phl p5b; timothy grass.

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