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Anaphylaxis secondary to Parietaria judaica (wall pellitory)
  1. Chiara Vella,
  2. Patrick Sammut
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chiara Vella, vella.chiara{at}


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.

  • paediatrics
  • allergy
  • asthma

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  • 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.