Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2013, Vol 11, Num, 3     (Pages: 208-212)

The importance of determining the triggering antigen in asthma and anaphylaxis: a case with soy allergy

Şevket ARSLAN 1, Zafer ÇALIŞKANER 1,

1 Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi Meram Tıp Fakültesi, İmmünoloji ve Allerji Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye

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Try to identify and eliminate the causative allergen plays an important role in the management of allergic diseases and asthma. It is particularly essential in anaphylaxis which may lead to life-threatening consequences. When evaluating a patient with history of asthma or anaphylaxis, spreading of allergens, routes of allergen exposure and allergen induced clinical symptoms should be review in detail with respect to current literature. In this paper, we report a case with periodic asthma attacks and recurrent anaphylaxis.

Keywords : Soy, allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma, etiology, triggering