Shellfish Allergen Card Allergy to invertebrates, eg. prawns, lobster, crabs affects about 1 percent of the population.  It tends to be life-long and is more common in adults than children.

Some people can be allergic to molluscs such as snails, squid, scallops, clams, oysters or mussels.

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Content created July 2019

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
National Allergy Strategy

The National Allergy Strategy is an initiative of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA), as the leading medical and patient organisations for allergy in Australia.

This project received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

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