Educational & Teaching Material Case Report https://doi.org/10.5415/apallergy.2017.7.1.48 Asia Pac Allergy 2017;7:48-50
Anaphylaxis caused by honey: a case report Rita Aguiar1,*, Fátima Cabral Duarte1, Ana Mendes1, Borja Bartolomé2, and Manuel Pereira Barbosa1 1
Department Immunoallergology, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, E.P.E, 1649-035 Lisbon, Portugal Research and Development Department, Bial-Aristegui, Bilbao 48008, Spain
Honey allergy is a very rare, but serious health condition. In this study, we presented 1 patient who had anaphylaxis after the honey allergological investigation with skin prick-prick test with honey. Honey as a food has been associated to allergic reactions and as the increased consumption of honey in health food may increase the incidence of honey-related allergic reactions. Key words: Honey; Anaphylaxis; Prick-to-prick test
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