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What in crustaceans causes allergic reactions to some people?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Tropomyosin

A muscle protein called tropomyosin is the actual allergen for most people with crustacean allergies.
This protein is common to many arthropods including the ubiquitous house dust mite.

In brief: Tropomyosin

A muscle protein called tropomyosin is the actual allergen for most people with crustacean allergies.
This protein is common to many arthropods including the ubiquitous house dust mite.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Muscle protein

The major allergen in shellfish is called tropomyosin and it seems to be the common allergen amongst shellfish.

In brief: Muscle protein

The major allergen in shellfish is called tropomyosin and it seems to be the common allergen amongst shellfish.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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