Asia Pac Allergy.  2017 Jan;7(1):48-50. 10.5415/apallergy.2017.7.1.48.

Anaphylaxis caused by honey: a case report

Affiliations
  • 1Department Immunoallergology, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, E.P.E, 1649-035 Lisbon, Portugal. aguiar2016@gmail.com
  • 2Research and Development Department, Bial-Aristegui, Bilbao 48008, Spain.

Abstract

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.

Keyword

Honey; Anaphylaxis; Prick-to-prick test

MeSH Terms

Anaphylaxis*
Honey*
Humans
Hypersensitivity
Incidence
Skin

Figure

  • Fig. 1 Prick-prick tests with different kinds of honey.

  • Fig. 2 Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis immunoblotting: (A) honey A extract, (B) bee venom extract. Lane P, patient serum; lane C, control serum (pool of sera from nonatopic subjects); lane M, molecular mass standard.


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