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Ethanol metabolite acetic acid as causative agent for type-1 hypersensitivity-like reactions to alcoholic beverages
|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/metabolism — Aged — Allergens/adverse effects — Angioedema/etiology — Conjunctivitis, Allergic/etiology — Ethanol/*adverse effects/metabolism — Female — Humans — Hypersensitivity, Immediate/*etiology — Skin Tests — Urticaria/etiology|
|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|