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A 71-year-old man with anaphylaxis after eating grits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22370536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The allergist is frequently called on to evaluate patients after episodes of anaphylaxis to determine the cause and implement preventive measures that will reduce the patient's risk from future episodes. The etiology of anaphylaxis can be the result of numerous causes that may go undiagnosed if a thorough evaluation is not performed. We present a 71-year-old man with no history of food allergy or atopy who presented to the emergency room and then our allergy clinic for evaluation after suffering anaphylaxis after a meal of grits and shrimp. The underlying diagnosis, which was subsequently determined, requires a high index of suspicion and should be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting with unexplained anaphylaxis.
Jonathon Posthumus; Larry Borish
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1539-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-28     Completed Date:  2012-07-16     Revised Date:  2014-01-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9603640     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  110-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology,  prevention & control
Antigens, Dermatophagoides / immunology*,  metabolism
Cereals / adverse effects,  parasitology
Dermatophagoides farinae / immunology
Diagnosis, Differential
Epinephrine / administration & dosage
Food Contamination
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology
Skin Tests
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Dermatophagoides; YKH834O4BH/Epinephrine
Comment In:
Allergy Asthma Proc. 2012 Sep-Oct;33(5):441; author reply 441   [PMID:  23026188 ]

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