Library: Pancake Syndrome (Oral Mite Anaphylaxis) Wheat
“Oral mite anaphylaxis” is a syndrome characterized by severe allergic reactions after the intake of foods made with mite-contaminated wheat flour in susceptible individuals.
Sánchez-Borges et al note that this syndrome is observed more frequently in tropical/subtropical environments. It is often triggered by pancakes and for that reason it has been designated “pancake syndrome”.
Because cooked foods are able to induce the symptoms, it has been proposed that heat resistant allergens are involved in its production.
To prevent mite proliferation and the production of anaphylaxis, it has been recommended that wheat flour be stored at low temperatures in the refrigerator.
Sánchez-Borges, Mario MD; Suárez-Chacon, Raúl MD; Capriles-Hulett, Arnaldo MD; Caballero-Fonseca, Fernan MD; Iraola, Victor PhD; Fernández-Caldas, Enrique PhD
Pancake Syndrome (Oral Mite Anaphylaxis)
World Allergy Organization Journal: 2009, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 91-96.