After being again assisted at the hospital he was referred for our immunoallergology department. Assessment of binding specificity was performed as described 8 on sera from three patients where sufficient quantity existed Table II. This study describe a rare case of meat allergy with probably cross reactivity to a pork-cat syndrome origin protein primary sensitizationextended not only to pork meet but also to cow pork-cat syndrome. Support Center Support Center. This is a PDF file of an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. First, the sensitivity to pork does not pork-cat syndrome early in life:
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On some occasions, the abdominal pain was accompanied by urticaria. Taken together, the results suggested that the anaphylactic reaction was triggered by pork due to cross-reacting IgE, consistent with pork-cat syndrome. It is a rare pathology, seen in patients sensitized to cat epithelium, which present symptoms suggestive of IgE-mediated hypersensitivity upon ingestion of pork meat.
Initial Description of Pork-Cat Syndrome in the United States
Secondly, patients do not report reactions with each instance of eating pork.
Some people with cat allergies may also be allergic to pork and other meats due to a rare type of cross reactive allergy known as pork-cat. Published data regarding pork-cat syndrome have suggested that sensitization to cat SA represents the primary event in the development of the. Pork-Cat syndrome is an IgE-mediated reaction in patients with specific IgE to mammalian serum albumins, most commonly pork and to date these cases have .
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Further investigations may be required but this simple panel would identify patients whose symptoms were most likely to be explained by pork-cat syndrome. Published online Mar Support Center Support Center. Both in the 3 patients described by Hilger et al 6 and in the 8 patients reported here, fresh meat or dried and smoked pork i. Open in a separate window.
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Footnotes None of the other authors report conflicts relevant to these studies. After 9 month follow-up no additional episodes of abdominal pain or urticaria were reported. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol.
Pork-Cat syndrome is an IgE-mediated reaction in patients with specific IgE to mammalian serum albumins, most commonly pork and to date these cases have . Pork–cat syndrome is an allergy to pork, usually after adolescence, that is caused by exposure to cats. Although first described in , it was first documented. Some people with cat allergies may also be allergic to pork and other meats due to a rare type of cross reactive allergy known as pork-cat.