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Inflammation Research

, Volume 48, Issue 6, pp 291–295 | Cite as

Enteral histaminosis: Clinical implications

  • U. Amon
  • E. Bangha
  • T. Küster
  • A. Menne
  • I. B. Vollrath
  • B. F. Gibbs
Article

Abstract.

There is increasing evidence that enteral histaminosis is a major cause of food intolerance resulting from dysfunctional metabolism of endogenous histamine in certain food stuffs. However, this phenomenon has been poorly characterised and, due to the lack of epidemiological data, the existence of this condition has been underestimated, which may lead to incorrect diagnosis. This short commentary highlights a stricter regimen of diagnostic procedure in order to take into account the many causes of food intolerance. The underlying mechanisms ascribed particularly to non-immunologically food reactions require more rigorous research and further work is vital.

Key words: Enteral histaminosis — Food intolerance — Histamine — Diagnostic procedure 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Amon
    • 1
  • E. Bangha
    • 1
  • T. Küster
    • 1
  • A. Menne
    • 1
  • I. B. Vollrath
    • 2
  • B. F. Gibbs
    • 2
  1. 1.PsoriSol Centre for Dermatology and Allergy, Mühlstr. 31, D-91217 Hersbruck, Germany, Fax +49 9151 729419, e-mail: psorisol@t-online.deDE
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyDE

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