Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile tea dust)

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This table is from a case report of one patient.

Agent Chamomile tea dust (Matricaria chamomilla)
Job Maintenance worker in tea packing plant
Specific IgE 3.12 iu/ml to chamomile pollen (Immunocap)
Lymphocyte proliferation not tested
Skin prick test 6mm wheal to chamomile tea extract 10mg/ml
Patch test not done
Non-specific reactivity Histamine Pc20 20 mg/ml pre challenge and 8mg/ml post challenge
Serial Peak Flow not done
 Induced sputum Eosinophils 7.5% 6 hours post chamomile challenge, 0% post black tea
Specific Challenge 

immediate reaction to chamomile tea dust for 60 minutes, negative to black and lime tea


not stated

References for: Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile tea dust) See published papers on "Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile tea dust)" from this website.

Selected References for Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile tea dust)

Full Text Available for Occupational asthma caused by chamomile Vandenplas O, Pirson F, D'Alpaos V, Vander Borght T, Thimpont J, Pilette C, Occupational asthma caused by chamomile , Allergy, 2008;63:1090-1092,
Olivier Vandenplas, Universite Mont-Goginne, Yvoir, an author of 'Occupational asthma caused by chamomile'

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