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Buckwheat-induced anaphylaxis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1510289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum schulentum) is not taxonomically related to wheat and other cereal grains. Buckwheat flour is used as a wheat substitute in breads, biscuits, pancakes, and crepes. Occupational exposure to buckwheat flour has been associated with rhinitis, conjunctivitis, contact urticaria, and occupational asthma. We present a patient who developed urticaria and hypotension after ingestion of buckwheat crepes. Skin testing by the prick technique revealed 3+ positive reaction to buckwheat with negative reactions to other foods including wheat, egg white, and milk. RAST for anti-buckwheat IgE was strongly positive. Buckwheat ingestion is a potential cause of food-related anaphylaxis. There does not appear to be cross-reactivity between buckwheat and wheat allergy.
A E Davidson; M A Passero; G A Settipane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0003-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Allergy     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-21     Completed Date:  1992-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372346     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence 02903.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Anaphylaxis / etiology*
Aspirin / pharmacology
Cereals / adverse effects,  immunology
Cross Reactions
Flour / adverse effects*
Radioallergosorbent Test
Skin Tests
Triticum / adverse effects,  immunology
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