A merry feast it mite not be

Otherwise known as oral mite anaphylaxis (OMA), the syndrome refers to a systemic reaction following ingestion of mite-contaminated flour, commonly from wheat.

“Physicians working in emergency departments are advised to consider OMA in patients presenting with acute angio-oedema or laryngeal oedema associated with the ingestion of pancakes, particularly if the event occurred in or the flour originated from tropical or subtropical climates,” researchers wrote.

The syndrome was first reported in 1982 but recently there have been an increasing