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Sturm, GJ; Boni, E; Antolín-Amérigo, D; Bilò, MB; Breynaert, C; Fassio, F; Spriggs, K; Vega, A; Ricciardi, L; Arzt-Gradwohl, L; Hemmer, W.
Allergy to stings and bites from rare or locally important arthropods: worldwide distribution, available diagnostics, and treatment.
Allergy. 2023; Doi: 10.1111/all.15769
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Führende Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Sturm Gunter
Co-Autor*innen der Med Uni Graz
Arzt-Gradwohl Lisa

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Insect venom allergy is the most frequent cause of anaphylaxis in Europe and possibly worldwide. The majority of systemic allergic reactions after insect stings are caused by Hymenoptera and among these, vespid genera induce most of the systemic sting reactions (SSR). Honey bees are the second leading cause of SSR. Depending on the global region, other Hymenoptera such as different ant genera are responsible for SSR. Widely distributed hornets and bumblebees or local vespid or bee genera rarely induce SSR. Hematophagous insects such as mosquitoes and horse flies usually cause (large) local reactions while SSR occasionally occur. This position paper aims to identify either rare or locally important insects causing SSR as well as rarely occurring SSR after stings or bites of widely distributed insects. We summarized relevant venom or saliva allergens and intended to identify possible cross-reactivities between the insect allergens. Moreover, we aimed to locate diagnostic tests for research and routine diagnosis, which are sometimes only regionally available. Finally, we gathered information on available immunotherapies. Major allergens of most insects were identified, and cross-reactivity between insects was frequently observed. While some diagnostics and immunotherapies are locally available, standardized skin tests and immunotherapies are generally lacking in rare insect allergy.

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