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Title: Squid hypersensitivity: A clinical and immunologic study
Authors: Carrillo, T. 
Castillo, R.
Caminero, J.
Cuevas, M.
Rodriguez, J. C. 
Acosta, O.
Rodriguez de Castro, F. 
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: 0003-4738
Journal: Annals of allergy 
Abstract: Hypersensitivity to mollusk has rarely been described in the literature. Among the mollusks, the cephalopods are a group of great importance as a food source.We report seven patients who had had symptoms highly suggestive of IgE-mediated reactions after ingesting squid or inhaling vapors from cooking squid. All had previously suffered from persistent rhinitis or asthma for years. In addition, six of the seven patients had had symptoms after ingesting shrimp. Skin prick tests were strongly positive for boiled squid extract and for various commercial crustacean extracts. Specific IgE antibodies against boiled extract and several crustacean extracts were demonstrated in all patients by RAST and reverse enzyme immunoassay. Cross reactivity between squid and shrimp and other crustaceans was demonstrated by reverse immunoasay inhibition studies. Cross reactivity could not be demonstrated between squid and octopus, which are both cephalopods, nor between squid and other mollusks.
ISSN: 0003-4738
Source: Annals of Allergy[ISSN 0003-4738],v. 68, p. 483-487
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