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Shrimp allergy: beyond avoidance diet


D. El-Qutob elqutob@comv.es

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https://doi.org/10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.16

Summary
Currently, the management of people diagnosed with shellfish allergy relies on the avoidance of those foods. HDM immunotherapy has been reported to induce both shrimp allergy in non-allergic patients, and shrimp tolerance in shrimp-allergic patients. This article summarizes therapeutic options other than avoidance diet for shrimp allergic patients available once the diagnostic is established, such as production of hypoallergenic shrimp, use of immunotherapy with modified allergens, probiotics and Chinese herbal formulations.

Key words
shrimp; allergy; food; hypersensitivity; immunotherapy; vaccine; tropomyosin


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El-Qutob D et al. Shrimp allergy: beyond avoidance diet. Eur Ann Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017;49(6):252-256. doi:10.23822/EurAnnACI.1764-1489.16