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How can I be?Allergic to iodine but still be able to?Eat seafood?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Iodine allergy

It is a myth that iodine allergy is related to shellfish allergy.
Shell fish can contain high amounts of iodine however, allergy to shrimp is typically due to allergic antibodies formed against a shrimp muscle protein called tropomyosin.

In brief: Iodine allergy

It is a myth that iodine allergy is related to shellfish allergy.
Shell fish can contain high amounts of iodine however, allergy to shrimp is typically due to allergic antibodies formed against a shrimp muscle protein called tropomyosin.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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