Facial Angioedema Following Smoothie Ingestion

  • Alexandra LangloisEmail author
  • Moshe Ben Shoshan

Practical Points

  • IgE-mediated milk allergy is a frequent food allergy that presents with various symptoms usually within 2 h after exposure

  • Prompt diagnosis and management with intramuscular epinephrine is paramount

  • Biphasic anaphylactic reactions can be seen especially when there is a delay in epinephrine administration and more severe presentations

  • Comparing tryptase levels during reaction with baseline levels can confirm the diagnosis of anaphylaxis


Anaphylaxis Epinephrine Tryptase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Allergy, Dermatology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children’s HospitalMcGill University Health CentreMontrealCanada

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