Lysozyme, a new allergen in donkey's milk.

  • Molecular and Translational Allergology
  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
July 13, 2018 By:
  • Martini M
  • Swiontek K
  • Antonicelli L
  • Garritani MS
  • Bilo MB
  • Mistrello G
  • Amato S
  • Revets D
  • Ollert M
  • Morisset M
  • Hilger C.

In addition to its cosmetic properties, well known since antiquity, donkey's milk (DM) has gained attention as a substitute for cow's milk (CM) in CM allergic patients. Different mammalian milks have been investigated in order to find valid alternatives of CM, which is highly cross-reactive with goat's and sheep's milk proteins, but not with camel, horse milk (HM) and DM, which are tolerated by more than 80% of CM allergic children. However, anaphylactic reactions to DM were reported in few of these children(2) and in one adult. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

2018 Jul. Clin Exp Allergy.48(11):1521-1523. Epub 2018 Aug 23.
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