Occupational protein contact dermatitis from herring


Dr M. D. Alonso Díaz de Durana Servicio de Alergia Hospital Ramón y Cajal Ctra. Colmenar Km. 9100 28034 Madrid Spain


We present a case of occupational protein contact dermatitis caused by herring in a dolphinarium worker. The in vivo and in vitro tests results indicated a type I allergic mechanism. In vivo cross-reactivity among fish belonging to the Clupeiformes order was observed.