Posted by: Indonesian Children | October 18, 2010

Auriculotemporal Syndrome Seen Clinically as Food Allergy

Auriculotemporal Syndrome Seen Clinically as Food Allergy


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.


Patient 1

A 4-year-old white girl had a history of food allergy that caused flushing of the left cheek. According to the mother, this flushing seemed most apparent after the child ingested red foods such as tomatoes, strawberries, and red candy

Provided by
dr Widodo judarwanto SpA, pediatrician
Children’s Allergy Center Online
Picky Eaters Clinic, Klinik Kesulitan makan Pada Anak

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