Soy allergy: a tricky presentation

Patient with known soy allergy claims drinking soy milk without problems but has a history of major allergic reaction to Tofu. It turns out pepsin degrades the beta-conglycinin in soy milk, but not in tofu. The difference in allergen stability determines outcome.

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