Pediatr Allergy Respir Dis.  2009 Mar;19(1):78-83.

A Case of Perilla Allergy in a 2-Year-old Boy

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Institute of Allergy, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Even though perilla is one of the most commonly consumed grain in Asia including Korea, perilla allergy is rare. A 2 year-old boy had erythematous popular urticaria on his whole body, as well as vomiting and diarrhea after ingestion of boiled perilla. On the second day of admission, old blood clots in the vomitus and blood tinged stool were shown. He underwent an esophago gastro duodenoscopy which showed a large duonenal ulcer. After treatment, his general condition improved. We report a case of perilla allergy with brief review of related literature.


Food allergy; Perilla; Child
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