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Anisakis simplex-induced anaphylaxis.
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PMID:  21258954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In recent years, Anisakis simplex has been shown to be an important etiologic agent responsible for food allergy and for gastrointestinal anisakiasis. We report a 61-year-old woman presenting with generalized urticaria and subsequent anaphylaxis after ingestion of raw mackerel. She rapidly recovered with administration of epinephrine and endoscopic extraction of an A. simplex larva. Serologic testing revealed specific IgE antibody to A. simplex was positive whereas that to mackerel was negative. She was diagnosed as IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to A. simplex. Patients diagnosed as fish-related or idiopathic allergy should be examined for evidence of Anisakis-induced allergy.
Chisho Hoshino; Masashi Narita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7780     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9608375     Medline TA:  J Infect Chemother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Ohta-Nishinouchi Hospital General Internal Medicine, 1-5-20 Nishinouchi, Koriyama, Fukushima, 963-8025, Japan,
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