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H. Howarth, S. Schofield, J. Cannon, M. Jones, Prevalence of cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants in UK bakers, Clin Exp Allergy, 2015;45:1613-1615,


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Meinir Jones, Royal Brompton Hospital, London Meinir Jones

Julie Cannon, Royal Brompton Hospital London Julie Cannon

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In conclusion, only a minority of bakers had detectable CCD-specific IgE, and all were cosensitised to wheat flour and grass pollen. Cross-reactive carbohydrate determinants are likely to play a role in crossreactivity between wheat flour and grass pollen in the
minority of bakers who have CCD-specific IgE. Overall, the risk of CCDs interfering in wheat flour-specific IgE assays is very low.

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