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Table 1 IgE sensitization to peanut and kiwi seed storage proteins, allergic symptoms after peanut ingestion and other allergies in a cohort of peanut allergic individuals (n = 59) whereof 39% also reported kiwi allergy

From: High frequency of IgE sensitization towards kiwi seed storage proteins among peanut allergic individuals also reporting allergy to kiwi

  All patients Reporting
kiwi allergy
Not reporting
kiwi allergy
P
Demographic data
 N 59 23 36  
 Median age (min–max) 23 (14–39) 23 (15–38) 23 (14–39)  
 % female 69 74 67  
% sensitized (> 0.35 kU/l) in the group
 Any peanut storage protein 61 52 67 0.04
 Any kiwi seed storage protein 41 52 33 0.01
 Ara h 3 (11S globulin) 39 35 42 0.38
 Act d 12 (11S globulin) 36 43 31 0.11
 Ara h 1 (7S globulin) 49 39 56 0.02
 Act d 7S (7S globulin) 36 43 31 0.11
 Ara h 2 (2S albumin) 56 43 64 0.005
 Act d 13 (2S albumin) 20 22 19 0.73
 Ara h 8 (PR-10) 54 83 36 < 0.0001
 Act d 8 (PR-10) 59 83 44  < 0.0001
 Peanut 90 87 92 0.36
 Kiwi fruit 36 52 25 0.0001
% with reported allergy to
 Hazelnut 54 65 47 0.015
 Soy 22 39 11 < 0.0001
 Lentil 14 17 11 0.31
 Pea 32 48 22 0.0002
 Almond 46 57 39 0.016
  1. P values from Fisher’s exact test between frequencies in “with kiwi allergy” and “without kiwi allergy” groups, italics means P < 0.05