Horse-meat allergy mediated by dog-allergy: A case report and review of the literature

Martine Morisset*, Karthik Arumugam, Markus Ollert, Christiane Hilger

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Abstract

The pork-cat syndrome is an IgE-mediated allergy to pork triggered by a primary sensitization to cat dander. IgE-antibodies are directed to cat serum albumin, Fel d 2, and cross-react with porcine serum albumin. In contrast to meat anaphylaxis caused by IgE to α-Gal, in patients with pork-cat syndrome, symptoms occur in less than two hours after consumption. As albumin is a thermolabile allergen, patients often tolerate well done meat. In.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalAllergo Journal
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

Keywords

  • Dog
  • Food allergy
  • Horse
  • Meat allergy
  • Pork-cat syndrome
  • Serum albumin

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