Turkey meat

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Code: f284
Latin name: Meleagris gallopavo
Source material: Raw meat
Patients who are sensitized to chicken meat may react also to turkey meat.
 
Review
Immunochemical relationships between hen and turkey indicate that turkey meat may elicit reactions in patients reacting to chicken meat. (1).

Potential Cross-Reactivity

Immunochemical relationships between hen and turkey exist.

References

  1. Langeland, T. A clinical and immunological study of allergy to hen's egg white. Allergy; 1983: (38): 399-412.

 

As in all diagnostic testing, the diagnosis is made by the physican based on both test results and the patient history.