What is the role of histidine in the etiology of acute urticaria (hives)?

Updated: Mar 21, 2018
  • Author: Henry K Wong, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Certain foods or beverages, such as spoiled fish (scombroidosis), aged cheeses, or red wine, can contain histidine, which is closely related to histamine. These foods are often listed as causes of urticaria in the literature, but experimental evidence is scarce.

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