In India, eating Chinese food has become very popular. We hereby report a case who presented with angioneurotic edema of the uvula and the surrounding structures, after eating Chinese food, which resulted in severe difficulty in swallowing saliva and inability to speak.
Allen DH, Baker GJ. Chinese-restaurant asthma. N Engl J Med 1981;305:1154-5.
Settipane GA. The restaurant syndromes. N Engl Reg Allergy Proc 1987;8:39-46.
Williams AN, Woessner KM. Monosodium glutamate ′allergy′: Menace or myth? Clin Exp Allergy 2009;39:640-6.
Kenney RA, Tidball CS. Human susceptibility to oral monosodium L-glutamate. Am J Clin Nutr 1972;25:140-6.
Kwok RH. Chinese-restaurant syndrome. N Engl J Med 1968;278:796.
Obayashi Y, Nagamura Y. Does monosodium glutamate really cause headache? A systematic review of human studies. J Headache Pain 2016;17:54.
Geha RS, Beiser A, Ren C, Patterson R, Greenberger PA, Grammer LC, et al. Review of alleged reaction to monosodium glutamate and outcome of a multicenter double-blind placebo-controlled study. J Nutr 2000;130 4S Suppl:1058S-62S.