This research project aims to describe the clinical characteristics of allergy to kiwi in adults and children.
<p>A questionnaire-based study of 276 subjects with self-reported allergy to kiwi fruit will be used to describe the characteristics of kiwi fruit allergy in adults and children in the UK.
<p>The study questionnaire will be validated by comparison with clinical investigation (skin prick testing and blind oral food challenge).
Kiwi fruit allergy is increasing in frequency but there is very little information on the characteristics of this relatively novel type of food allergy.
<p>This study will aim to describe the clinical characteristics of allergy to kiwi in adults and children.
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.