A case of immediate allergy to Anisakis following saury intake

Rina Kameyama, Akiko Yagami, Takashi Yamakita, Mamiko Nakagawa, Keizou Nagase, Hidetaka Ichikawa, Kayoko Matsunaga

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Abstract

We report here a 76-year-old male that presented with an immediate allergy to Anisakis following saury intake. Three and a half hours after eating pressed saury sushi, whole-body pomphus appeared including itching, facial dropsical swelling, and dyspnea. Diagnostic tests revealed specific IgE antibodies against anisakis simplex and a skin prick test was positive using an extraction of anisakis simplex. The results of skin prick tests using the body and internal organs of a saury were negative. Based on these results, we diagnosed the case as immediate allergy to Anisakis. Anisakis is parasitic to a diverse array of fish, and it seems rare that eating saury will induce an allergic response because the reported parasitic rate of Anisakis on saury is only 5%. In addition, as tropomyosin is currently considered to be the primary cause of allergies to Anisakis, renewed attention should be paid to other foods for which tropomyosin is also assumed to be a common antigen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1429-1432
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Allergology
Volume55
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2006

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Anisakis
Hypersensitivity
Tropomyosin
Skin Tests
Eating
Pruritus
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Dyspnea
Immunoglobulin E
Fishes
Antigens
Food
Antibodies

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Kameyama, R., Yagami, A., Yamakita, T., Nakagawa, M., Nagase, K., Ichikawa, H., & Matsunaga, K. (2006). A case of immediate allergy to Anisakis following saury intake. Japanese Journal of Allergology, 55(11), 1429-1432.
Kameyama, Rina ; Yagami, Akiko ; Yamakita, Takashi ; Nakagawa, Mamiko ; Nagase, Keizou ; Ichikawa, Hidetaka ; Matsunaga, Kayoko. / A case of immediate allergy to Anisakis following saury intake. In: Japanese Journal of Allergology. 2006 ; Vol. 55, No. 11. pp. 1429-1432.
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