Seafood, iodine, CAT scans and allergic reactions
Seafood and iodine: an analysis of a medical myth.
There is a prevailing myth that iodine levels in seafood and seafood allergy are connected.
We presented five questions to our patients, and the most surprising result was that the majority of them believe that iodine is linked to seafood allergy.
We encourage strong public education about seafood allergy by allergy specialists.
Seafood allergy and radiocontrast media: are physicians propagating a myth?
In reality, the general risk of an adverse reaction to a contrast agent (CAT scan) ranges from 0.2 percent to 17 percent (depending on several factors), with severe reactions extremely rare.
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