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Seafood allergies: Fish and shellfish

Scott H Sicherer, MD, FAAAAI
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Robert A Wood, MD
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Anna M Feldweg, MD


Seafood allergy is the most common food allergy in adults and among the six most prevalent food allergies in young children [1,2].

The term "seafood" encompasses the following:

Vertebrate finned fish, such as salmon, tuna, and cod

Crustaceans, such as shrimp, prawn, crab, lobster, and crawfish

Mollusks, such as squid, snails, and bivalves (scallops, clams, oysters, mussels, and others)

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