A rise in plasma histamine after eating can be due to histamine in the food, food allergy or a direct effect of the food on mast cells in the duodenum or small bowel.
Foods that can cause mast cells to degranulate and release histamine (histamine-releasing foods):
(3) certain food additives
(5) crab, lobster or other crustaceans
(7) egg white
(8) citrus fruit
(12) nuts, including peanuts
To implicate these as the cause of a rise in plasma histamine:
(1) need to exclude histamine in the food (especially the fish)
(2) exclude food, fruit and latex allergies (especially egg white, nuts, papaya and crustaceans)
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