Sperm allergy

K.C. Baker mbkxb at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk
Tue Jul 16 07:55:16 EST 1996


Gregory R. Harriman (gregoryh at bcm.tmc.edu) wrote:
: In article <31CDD19E.5C62 at foto.infi.net>, Pete <jpete at foto.infi.net> wrote:

: > Does anyone have any information on allergies to sperm? My wife once saw 
: > a show about it on "Donahue" of all places. Is she crazy or does this 
: > actually exist? Please let me know where I can get more info.
: > 
: > Thanks!

:      Although rare, it does exist.  A recent case report in in the June
: 1996 issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

A colleague of mine had a xerox of a letter to The Lancet pinned to his wall.
It discussed a clinical history of a patient (who ISTR was also the author) who
had developed an allergy to her husbands seminal plasma. The letter contained
the wonderful line "Prick tests proved negative..." 

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