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WAO Allergy Quiz

Check Your AQ (Allergy Quotient)

Edited by Glenis Scadding, MD

Posted 04 November 2013

A 45 year-old patient presents with symptoms of flushing, peri-oral numbness, lip swelling, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea. These occurred within half an hour after consuming home cooked mackerel which he had caught recreationally. He had previously consumed mackerel with no reaction in the past. There was no recent febrile illness or consumption of new medication. An avid runner, he had also gone for a thirty-minute brisk jog before his meal.

What is the most likely diagnosis?

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