Exercise-induced anaphylaxis in a cardiopathic patient on chronic aspirin therapy


We report the case of a 73 year old man on chronic aspirin therapy who went in anaphylactic shock during his daily farm chores following a meal rich in wheat products. The serum specific IgE assay (ImmunoCAP) showed strong positive specific IgE responses to ù-5 gliadin. A two-year period avoiding wheat meals 3 hours prior to exercise, resulted in a lack of further anaphylaxis; this results aided us in making the diagnosis.

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