[Type I sensitization to seminal fluid. Urticaria and angioedema].


Allergy to human seminal fluid is a rare but potentially life-threatening disorder. Acute symptoms range from local reactions to generalized symptoms. A 30-year-old woman experienced vulvovaginal itching, erythema and swelling as well as generalized urticaria and angioedema of the neck and face after unprotected sexual intercourse. A scratch test with undiluted seminal fluid and the detection of specific IgE antibodies revealed a type I allergy to seminal fluid. Risk factors and therapeutic options are discussed.

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@article{Bangard2004TypeIS, title={[Type I sensitization to seminal fluid. Urticaria and angioedema].}, author={Christopher Bangard and I. R{\"{o}sener and Hans Friedrich Merk and Jens M Baron}, journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete}, year={2004}, volume={55 1}, pages={79-81} }