Itchy Eyes and Rhinorrhea When Playing with Her Dog

  • Eva Macías
  • Milagros LázaroEmail author
  • Ignacio Dávila

Practical Points

  • The pork-cat syndrome is an uncommon allergic reaction

  • The IgE-mediated response in the patient is a result of cross-reactivity between albumins of the different species of mammalians

  • We present a patient sensitized to cat and dog albumins, with symptoms after the consumption of pork due to cross-reactivity with pork albumin


Pork-cat syndrome Cross-reactivity Skin prick test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Macías
    • 1
  • Milagros Lázaro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ignacio Dávila
    • 1
  1. 1.Allergy DepartmentUniversity Hospital of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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