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Ethanol metabolite acetic acid as causative agent for type-1 hypersensitivity-like reactions to alcoholic beverages

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Gall, H.
Published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 1996, vol. 26, no. 9, p. 1089-1091
Abstract BACKGROUND: Adverse reactions to alcoholic beverages are common and more frequently mediated by immunological mechanisms than previously thought. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate relevant allergens in this context we studied patients with an informative medical history. METHODS: This report describes a comprehensive allergological approach in a patient exhibiting type-I hypersensitivity-like reactions towards beverages and medication containing alcohol, and salad dressings with acetic acid. RESULTS: The ethanol metabolite acetic acid was found to yield positive prick test results in concentrations not eliciting reactions in healthy and atopic controls. CONCLUSIONS: Among other ethanol metabolites, acetic acid is a potential allergen in the context of hypersensitivity towards alcoholic beverages.
Keywords Acetic Acid/*adverse effects/metabolismAgedAllergens/adverse effectsAngioedema/etiologyConjunctivitis, Allergic/etiologyEthanol/*adverse effects/metabolismFemaleHumansHypersensitivity, Immediate/*etiologySkin TestsUrticaria/etiology
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PMID: 8889265
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BOEHNCKE, Wolf-Henning, GALL, H. Ethanol metabolite acetic acid as causative agent for type-1 hypersensitivity-like reactions to alcoholic beverages. In: Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 1996, vol. 26, n° 9, p. 1089-1091. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:29760

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