|Document ID (ISN)||66846|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
|Convention or series no.
||Galindo P.A., Melero R., García R., Feo F., Gómez E., Fernández F.
||Contact urticaria from chironomids
||Apr. 1996, Vol.34, No.4, p.297. 5 ref.
||A 35-year-old man, with a previous history of propifenazone allergy, worked in a chemist's (drugstore), but as a hobby, kept fish in an aquarium at home. He fed these fish with dried Chironomus plumosus and frozen Chironomus spp red midge larvae. He gave a six-year history of contact urticaria 15min after handling such fish food: conjunctivitis and eyelid oedema could also occur. The urticaria resolved spontaneously in 1-2h and from then on he handled the frozen chironomus spp with latex gloves without any problems. Specific IgE for Chironomus thummi was strongly positive at 56.1kU/L; total IgE was normal (86.5kU/L). There were strong positive reactions to prick tests with both frozen and dried Chrionomus extracts. No such positive reactions were obtained in 10 healthy and 10 atopic subjects, although a rub test with both kinds of fish food showed local urticaria after 15min. This is the second known case of Chironomus allergy to be reported from Spain.
||non-occupational factors; urticaria; skin allergies; insects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)