Author(s): Claudia Pfhler, Andreas Merkoureas
Food allergy is one of the most frequently reported causes for anaphylactic reactions. Most cases are caused by tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs or soy. We present a 43-year old female patient who developed two anaphylactic episodes after consumption of a self-mixed cereal including oatmeal, fresh milk, strawberries, apples and amaranth grains. Toasted amaranth grains could be identified as elicitor of anaphylaxis by prick-to-prick testing. Amaranth grains are a very uncommon elicitor of anaphylaxis, however amaranth should be kept in mind as a cause for food allergy as the consumption of this product is rising.