Table 1

 Contact allergy to peanut

PatientAge bird feed exposure (y)No. of previous nut reactionsKnown food allergy at time of reactionAsthma/ eczema/ hayfeverSymptomsPeanut specific RAST (kU/l)
162nd probably nut reaction (previous retrospective contact reaction)NoAsthma EczemaWide spread rash on hand, face swelling, generalised itch>100
2111st nut reactionWhite fishNoSwollen itchy eyes and face swollen, throat tingling>100
351st nut reaction; subsequent eaten nut reaction caused presentationNoAsthmaLips swollen, sneeze, difficulty breathing>100
443rd nut reaction (2 previous contact reactions to nuts)NoAsthma EczemaSwollen face, slight wheeze33.4
571st nut reaction; subsequent eaten nut reaction caused presentationNoNoUrticaria hands, swollen eyes, sneezing51.6