Exercise-induced anaphylactic reaction to shellfish

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1979 Jun;63(6):433-4. doi: 10.1016/0091-6749(79)90218-5.


The syndrome of immediate type I food hypersensitivity, mediated by tissue-bound IgE antibody and mast cell histamine release, is well recorded in the medical literature. This case study represents a previously undescribed late food hypersensitivity, induced only by strenuous exercise. Identification of this new syndrome illustrates classical epidemiologic analysis, improves medical advice for the allergic and athletically inclined, and raises new questions in the areas of allergy and immunology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Shellfish / adverse effects*