Case Report

Food dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis: a case report


  • Osman Şener
  • Özgür Kartal
  • Mustafa Güleç
  • Abdullah Baysan
  • Uğur Muşabak

Received Date: 22.08.2011 Accepted Date: 24.10.2011 Gulhane Med J 2012;54(4):320-322

Food dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis is a rare but potentially fatal disorder where a food-intake alone does not induce any symptoms. Symptoms reveal typically generalized urticarial plaques and severe allergic reactions such as shock or hypotension. The most frequent causative food is wheat and omega-5-gliadin is known to represent a major causative allergen. The diagnosis of food dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis is established by skin prick test or spesific IgE antibodies assay against food allergens. In this case report, we present a case of wheat dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis that occurred in a 39-year-old man.

Keywords: Anaphylaxis, food allergy, exercise