A case of possible monosodium glutamate-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
A Case of Possible Monosodium Glutamate-Dependent, Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis.
Cureus. 2019 Aug 8 ;11(8):e5345. Epub 2019 Aug 8. PMID: 31602350
Julian S Trent
A 24-year-old Asian-American male presented to the Emergency Department with his third episode of anaphylaxis in a one-year period. Based on the clinical history provided by the patient regarding each of these episodes, the trigger for the patient's anaphylaxis appears to be the consumption of monosodium glutamate followed by physical exertion within the subsequent two to three hours. The case presented here represents a rare, but life-threatening, disorder. Identification of the triggers is important so that steps can be taken to prevent recurrence.