Skin-prick-test-induced anaphylaxis

Allergy. 1995 Jun;50(6):511-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.1995.tb01187.x.


An anaphylactic reaction occurred in a 57-year-old man after a prick by prick test with fresh kiwi and in a 29-year-old man after prick tests with some species of fish. Both patients had a history of anaphylaxis after ingestion of kiwi and fish, respectively. These cases suggest that, especially in patients with a history of anaphylaxis, all efforts should be made to minimize the risk of systemic reactions, and skin prick testing should be performed only in places equipped to treat anaphylaxis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anaphylaxis / etiology*
  • Animals
  • Fishes / immunology*
  • Food Hypersensitivity / complications*
  • Fruit / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Skin Tests / adverse effects*