Buckwheat-induced anaphylaxis: a case report.

  title={Buckwheat-induced anaphylaxis: a case report.},
  author={A S Davidson and Michael A Passero and Guy A Settipane},
  journal={Annals of allergy},
  volume={69 2},
Buckwheat (Fagopyrum schulentum) is not taxonomically related to wheat and other cereal grains. Buckwheat flour is used as a wheat substitute in breads, biscuits, pancakes, and crepes. Occupational exposure to buckwheat flour has been associated with rhinitis, conjunctivitis, contact urticaria, and occupational asthma. We present a patient who developed urticaria and hypotension after ingestion of buckwheat crepes. Skin testing by the prick technique revealed 3+ positive reaction to buckwheat… CONTINUE READING
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