Tempura prawns: do you want mites with that?

Known as pancake syndrome, more than 135 cases of oral mite anaphylaxis – which usually goes hand in hand with intolerance to NSAIDS and atopic diathesis – have been reported from tropical and subtropical countries, the researchers said.

In the present case, wheat flour tempura batter used by the girl’s mother in cooking was found to contain large numbers of mites – calculated to be concentrated at 3836 per gram.

The patient, who recovered, had high levels of serum IgE