Buckwheat anaphylaxis: an unusual allergen in Taiwan.


IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to buckwheat is common in Korea, Japan, and some other Asian countries. However, buckwheat is not a common allergen in Taiwan. We report a woman with asthma who had anaphylactic shock, generalized urticaria, and an acute exacerbation of asthma five minutes after ingesting buckwheat. The patient underwent skin prick and… (More)


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@article{Wang2006BuckwheatAA, title={Buckwheat anaphylaxis: an unusual allergen in Taiwan.}, author={Tsung-Chi Wang and S. -D. Shyur and Da-Chin Wen and Yu-Hsuan Kao and Li-Hsin Huang}, journal={Asian Pacific journal of allergy and immunology}, year={2006}, volume={24 2-3}, pages={167-70} }