Ann Dermatol.  2009 Nov;21(4):447-449. 10.5021/ad.2009.21.4.447.

A Case of Wheat-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.


Foods are recognized as a common cause of urticaria; however, the role of food is considered to be more important in acute not chronic urticaria. Wheat is a basic ingredient found in many common foods. Food allergy to wheat is primarily described in children in the form of atopic dermatitis. It is rare in adults; where it is mainly reported in exercise-induced anaphylaxis. We report a case of wheat dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis that occurred in a 54-year-old Korean woman.


Food allergy; Wheat dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis

MeSH Terms

Dermatitis, Atopic
Food Hypersensitivity
Middle Aged


  • Fig. 1 (A) Twenty minutes after consumption of wheat meal products and subsequent walking, the patient developed itching, generalized erythematous wheals, and mild dyspnea. (B) Erythematous wheals on the face and neck. (C) Erythematous wheals on the arm.

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