Severe Anaphylactic Shock Following a Slow Loris Bite in a Patient with Cat Allergy

The slow loris monkey is one of the few venomous mammals. Its venom repels predators and can cause anaphylactic shock and even death in humans. The venom protein has been evaluated and has high sequence similarity to cat allergen; however, no studies involving subjects with cat allergy and who have been exposed to slow loris venom have been reported. We herein report the first case of severe anaphylactic shock following a slow loris bite in a patient with cat allergy.

as reported in: Intern Med. 2021 Mar 29 [Epub ahead of print]