Alcohol and shellfish

Patient : Recently after a few beers and a couple of WhiskieS (this isn't anything out of the ordinary on an occasional weekend for me). I became violently sick within a couple of hours and this carried on throughout the night and in the morning. I had eaten prawns as a starter for dinner and have never eaten shellfish before. Within 24 hours I returned totally back to normal but have no idea why I got like this. Any ideas?
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