BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-220309
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Anaphylaxis secondary to Parietaria judaica (wall pellitory)

  1. Patrick Sammut
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chiara Vella, vella.chiara{at}
  • Accepted 20 June 2017
  • Published 14 July 2017


Aeroallergens are an unusual cause of anaphylaxis with sparse reports in the literature. We describe a case of suspected anaphylaxis to Parietaria judaica pollen and the difficulties encountered in confirming this diagnosis.


  • Contributors Both authors were involved in treatment and management of the patient in question; drafting of the case report and critically revising it; the decision of the final version to be submitted for publication and accountable for the accuracy and integrity of any part of the work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained from guardian.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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