Auriculotemporal Syndrome Seen Clinically as Food Allergy
SUZANNE A. BECK MD1, A. WESLEY BURKS MD1, , ROBERT C. WOODY MD1
1 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock
Adverse food reactions are common complaints to the general pediatrician. True hypersensitivity reactions are only a small part of the overall incidence of reactions. Other conditions that are initially thought to be food allergies include enzyme deficiencies, food poisoning, and pharmacologic agents in foods. We describe four children with parental complaints of “food allergies.” For each child, auriculotemporal or Frey syndrome was later diagnosed. Because of its benign nature, Frey syndrome is important to recognize to avoid unnecessary laboratory testing and extensive referrals.
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