Alert over severe allergy to crocodile meat

Australian researchers say those with fish allergy are at increased risk of reaction to the reptilian meat in what they are calling 'fish-crocodile syndrome'

Australian doctors are warning that patients with a fish allergy should avoid eating crocodile meat, as consuming the apex predator may trigger anaphylaxis.

Dr Sam Mehr of The Children's Hospital at Westmead in Sydney says in light of study findings, those with a fish allergy should not eat alligator or crocodile meat unless tolerance is confirmed medically.

Dr Mehr was involved in a James Cook University study which examined immunological reactions to crocodile meat tested in 77 children who were allergic to fish. 

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