oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - The indigenous African Allergen Research Laboratory : guest editorial

Volume 26, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Laboratory research into the biochemical and immunological characteristics of allergens causing symptoms in South African allergic subjects was first conducted in South Africa by Dr Ann Orren in 1977 in the Department of Clinical Science and Immunology, University of Cape Town (UCT) as part of an MD thesis, in which total and specific IgE antibodies were determined in different population groups in the focusing on Bermuda grass (). Bermuda grass is now considered an 'introduced' non-African pollen, but a major cause of allergic symptoms in the region.

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