Edible "bird's nest"-induced anaphylaxis: An under-recognized entity?

J Pediatr. 2000 Aug;137(2):277-9. doi: 10.1067/mpd.2000.107108.

Abstract

The Chinese delicacy "bird's nest" is the most common cause of food-induced anaphylaxis requiring hospitalization among Chinese children in Singapore. This investigation has established an immunoglobulin E-mediated cause and has characterized the major putative allergens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anaphylaxis / epidemiology*
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology*
  • Animals
  • Birds*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • China / ethnology
  • Female
  • Food Hypersensitivity / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E / blood
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Prospective Studies
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Singapore / epidemiology

Substances

  • Immunoglobulin E