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is acute erythema or urticaria, or hives, may be cause in some persons by eating fish, particularly shellfish and crustaceans such as oysters, clams, lobsters, shrimps, and crabs. It is also produced in some people by strawberries, bananas, and other kinds of fruit. Crustaceans and strawberries are perhaps the most common excitants. According to medical authorities the whole matter seems to be influenced solely by idiosyncrasy.
Modified and compiled for the FOOD RESOURCE, Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University