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

Published inClinical and experimental allergy, vol. 26, no. 9, p. 1089-1091
Publication date1996
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/metabolism
  • Aged
  • Allergens/adverse effects
  • Angioedema/etiology
  • Conjunctivitis, Allergic/etiology
  • Ethanol/*adverse effects/metabolism
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity, Immediate/*etiology
  • Skin Tests
  • Urticaria/etiology
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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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. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2222.1996.d01-410.x
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