DÄ internationalArchive25/2012Diamine Oxidase Deficiency
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In Box 5, which lists special diagnostic tests depending on the lead symptoms, I miss under the main symptom “diarrhea” any mention of diamine oxidase deficiency, which in my opinion is an important cause of histamine intolerance. Maintz, Bieber, and Novak described this in an issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt in 2006. Schleips and Lübbe describe further literature on histamine intolerance and how to live with it (3, 4).

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2012.0447a

Dr. med. Eckhard Buchheim
Esslingen
eckhard.buchheim@gmx.de

Conflict of interest statement

The author declares that no conflict of interest exists.

1.
Häuser W, Layer P, Henningsen P, Kruis W: Functional bowel disorders in adults. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(5): 83–94. VOLLTEXT
2.
Schleip T: Histamin-Intoleranz. Wenn Essen krank macht. Stuttgart: Trias-Verlag 2010.
3.
Schleip T, Kedzierski I: Köstlich essen bei Histamin-Intoleranz. Stuttgart: Trias-Verlag 201.
1.Häuser W, Layer P, Henningsen P, Kruis W: Functional bowel disorders in adults. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(5): 83–94. VOLLTEXT
2.Schleip T: Histamin-Intoleranz. Wenn Essen krank macht. Stuttgart: Trias-Verlag 2010.
3.Schleip T, Kedzierski I: Köstlich essen bei Histamin-Intoleranz. Stuttgart: Trias-Verlag 201.