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Allergy to meats

Scott P Commins, MD, PhD
Section Editor
Scott H Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI
Deputy Editor
Anna M Feldweg, MD


Meat allergy is uncommon in the developed world, despite relatively high levels of meat consumption [1]. Childhood meat allergy is usually associated with atopic dermatitis and outgrown during the first years of life. Meat allergy can also develop in adulthood.

The epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and natural history of allergy to meats will be discussed in this topic review. Fish and seafood allergies are mentioned briefly here and discussed in greater detail elsewhere. General issues related to food allergies are presented separately.

(See "Seafood allergies: Fish and shellfish".)

(See "Clinical manifestations of food allergy: An overview".)

(See "History and physical examination in the patient with possible food allergy".)

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