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Slovenska pediatrija 2020; 27: 133-136

https://doi.org/10.38031/slovpediatr-2020-3-05en



Case report

SCOMBROID SYNDROME − CASE REPORTS

Neja Roškar
Splošna bolnišnica Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenija

Zdravko Roškar
Splošna bolnišnica Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenija

Abstract

Scombroid syndrome, or histamine poisoning, results from the consumption of inadequately preserved and improperly frozen fish as well as contaminated cheese. It most commonly presents with sudden redness of the face and neck, an erythematous rash, urticaria, diarrhoea, and headache, usually soon after the consumption of contaminated food. It is often misdiagnosed as a seafood allergy since the clinical picture is similar. The condition is usually self-limiting. If treatment is necessary, H1 and H2 antihistamines are usually sufficient. In this article, we present two paediatric cases of the scombroid syndrome, which were discovered due to a similar epidemiological history.

Key words: scombroid syndrome, poisoning, histamine, seafood


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