Waibel, K., et al.
Military Medicine. Vol. 176, October 2011.
The study conducted tested the safety and efficacious of chitosan, derived from shrimp shells, on patients with known shellfish allergies.
19 participants were enrolled; 10 completed the study. 9 reported shrimp allergy history and 5 reported multiple shellfish allergies. No participant had a positive skin prick test (SPT) to chitosan powder or experienced an adverse reaction during bandage challenges. No protein bands were visualized during gel electrophoresis analysis of chitosan powder.Link to Study