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Contact urticaria to commercial fish in atopic persons.

Authors
  • Beck, H I
  • Nissen, B K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Dermato Venereologica
Publisher
Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
63
Issue
3
Pages
257–260
Identifiers
PMID: 6192649
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The frequency of contact urticaria provoked by certain fish prepared in the Danish fish industry was examined in 14 persons with atopia. In 71.4% of the test persons we found positive confirmation in a 20-minute scratch patch test to one or more fish species. All occluded patch tests were negative, while 33.9% of the scratch patch tests were positive. It was impossible to make a correlation between positive scratch patch tests and atopic allergen/total IgE. The investigation emphasizes that atopics have a higher frequency of contact urticaria to fish than have non-atopics.

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