Familial Anaphylaxis after Silkworm Ingestion.

  title={Familial Anaphylaxis after Silkworm Ingestion.},
  author={Marc A Gautreau and Marc C. Restuccia and Kevin Senser and Stacy N. Weisberg},
  journal={Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors},
  volume={21 1},
Herein, we present a case of anaphylaxis in multiple family members after ingesting silkworms, an Asian delicacy. While food allergies, including anaphylaxis are unfortunately common, there are no previous reports of multiple family members suffering an anaphylactic reaction after eating silkworms. In addition, both family members required multiple doses of epinephrine and eventually an epinephrine infusion to improve their blood pressures. All interventions, including the epinephrine infusions… CONTINUE READING
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