Nausea, Profuse Sweating, and Flushing After Eating Seafood

  • Sara MantiEmail author
  • Bianca Faraci
  • Annamaria Bagnato
  • Caterina Cuppari

Practical Points

  • Histamine fish poisoning is a food-borne disease consisting of a pseudoallergic reaction caused by ingestion of histamine-contaminated fish products

  • Histamine fish poisoning is often misdiagnosed as IgE-mediated fish allergy

  • A well-collected clinical history allows to promptly recognize this condition and to reach a correct diagnosis

  • Histamine fish poisoning can present with extremely variable and non-specific presentation

  • Histamine fish poisoning should be suspected when there is a history of inadequate cooling and poor preservation of the fish


Histamine fish poisoning IgE-mediated food allergy Pseudoallergic reaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sara Manti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bianca Faraci
    • 1
  • Annamaria Bagnato
    • 1
  • Caterina Cuppari
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Pediatric, Department of PediatricsUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly

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