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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 435-436
Dim sum, exercise, and anaphylaxis: The first world report

1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Niŝ, Niŝ, Serbia

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Date of Web Publication14-Nov-2016

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Dim sum, exercise, and anaphylaxis: The first world report. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:435-6

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Dim sum, exercise, and anaphylaxis: The first world report. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jun 5];9:435-6. Available from:
Dear Sir,

The food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis is an interesting problem.[1] Sometimes, specific foods can be the cause of anaphylaxis in case patient who intakes it and have strenuous exercise. Its increasing prevalence becomes the new concern in public health.[2] Here, the authors report an interesting case. The case is a 36-year-old male patient brought to the medical center with the chief complaint of generalized urticarial and difficulty in breathing. The case was managed as anaphylaxis case. In this case, the history taking showed that the patient got the problem while he played football with his friend. He also had just eaten dim sum before playing football. This case was diagnosed to be a case of food-induced exercise anaphylaxis. Of interest, this is the first world report of dim sum as a causative food. In this case, the further investigation also showed that the patient has a gluten allergy. Dim sum is a well-known Chinese food that is worldwide eaten. Indeed, the presence of food- or geography-specific problem is an important concern in social medicine and public health.[3] In this case report, wheat is an important composition of dim sum and is confirmed to be the cause of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis.[4] The similar case can occur elsewhere.

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Kim CW, Figueroa A, Park CH, Kwak YS, Kim KB, Seo DY, et al. Combined effects of food and exercise on anaphylaxis. Nutr Res Pract 2013;7:347-51.  Back to cited text no. 1
Montgomery SL. Cholinergic urticaria and exercise-Induced anaphylaxis. Curr Sports Med Rep 2015;14:61-3.  Back to cited text no. 2
Wong HC, Chao WL, Lee SJ. Incidence and characterization of Listeria monocytogenes in foods available in Taiwan. Appl Environ Microbiol 1990;56:3101-4.  Back to cited text no. 3
Scherf KA, Brockow K, Biedermann T, Koehler P, Wieser H. Wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Clin Exp Allergy 2016;46:10-20.  Back to cited text no. 4

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Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193971

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