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CUHK in Touch | Taking a bite out of shrimp allergy
A new study led by Professor Leung hopes to change that by identifying the individual allergens, with the hope of developing more accurate diagnostics that can help to address the condition. It looked at 85 people with shrimp allergy, defined as having experienced immediate allergic reactions to eating shrimp at least twice within the past five years, and identified 11 allergens in shrimp. The majority of people, who experience relatively mild symptoms such as hives or swollen lips, are only allergic to one or two of the allergens, says the professor, but patients with moderate to severe reactions tend to react to a lot of them.
CUHK in Touch | Fighting allergies: CUHK unravels the genome profile of the American cockroach
A team led by Professor Stephen Tsui Kwok-wing from CUHK Medicine’s School of Biomedical Sciences has produced the world’s most comprehensive genome profile of the allergy-causing American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, identifying seven new allergens on top of the existing 13.
CUHK in Touch | New Blood Test Improves Diagnostic Accuracy for Shrimp Allergy
A research team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s (CUHK) Faculty of Medicine (CU Medicine) has proven that the basophil activation test (BAT) on individual blood samples has a much higher diagnostic accuracy for shrimp allergy than conventional allergy tests.
HKIA - e-Newsletter (Spring 2021)
A recent article from the United States...highlighted the perils of dining out for food-allergic individuals and advocates the formation of mitigation strategies that can ultimately reduce the occurrence of food-allergic reactions while dining out.... We would like to highlight some of the most common hidden allergens in dishes found in our local community. This would serve as an important educational material for food-allergic individuals and families, allergists and health care professionals as well as restaurant industry.
CU Medicine Studies Suggest Grass Carp as a Major Source of Fish Allergy in Hong Kong And Identify Novel Allergenic Marker Cten i 1 to Promote Accurate Diagnosis
The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CU Medicine) has conducted two researches to thoroughly study the characteristics of Chinese fish-allergic patients in Hong Kong. Results showed that grass carp is more of a leading cause of fish allergy than other species for children in Hong Kong. The research team has also discovered a new allergenic marker from grass carp parvalbumin registered as Cten i 1 in the World Health Organisation and the International Union of Immunological Societies allergen database for diagnosis....