A 10-armed cephalopod with a chitinous internal shell (cuttle). Ink-secreting glands cloud the water for escape purposes. Can be aggressive. Served in many seafood dishes and used as bait. Very important food in Japan.
Squid allergen is a 38 kd, heat-stable protein. (Miyazawa 1996 ref.79 294)
Allergen - Tod p I.
IGE AND IMMUNE:
Allergic reactions. Angioedema. Asthma. Conjunctivitis. Urticaria. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. IgE antibodies have been measured in patients with atopic dermatitis. (Lindqvist 1992 ref.369 02) (Yamada 1992 ref.213 95)
Allergic contact dermatitis. (Goday)
In 48 patients, the most frequent causes of symptoms were shrimp (33 cases) and squid (24 cases); the most frequently found symptoms were Urticaria/angioedema (39 patients), asthma (18 patients) and rhinitis (14 patients). (Castillo)
Exercise-induced anaphylaxis related to cuttlefish intake. (Caffarelli 1996 ref.6801 3)
Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis due to squid and octopus. (Okano 1997 ref.647 45)
Reactions have occurred to cooked squid, and to inhaled vapours. Cooked squid is said to be more reactive than raw (Carrillo). (It has been suggested that denatured proteins generate new allergens.)
Interstitial cystitis. (Yamada 1992 ref.213 25)
Occupational contact dermatitis. (Bujan 1991 ref.489 23) Possible exercise-induced anaphylaxis (from eating squid and shrimp together, with IgE measured to squid). (Mijake 1988 ref.490 23)
Unknown or Nil
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Allergy Advisor - Zing Solutions
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