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Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2012 Mar 14;66:132-4. doi: 10.5604/17322693.986123.

Celery--cause of severe anaphylactic shock.

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Department of Allergology, Clinical Immunology and Internal Diseases, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. palgank@wp.pl

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We present a case of anaphylactic shock induced by celery ingestion in a 28-year old woman with pollinosis during allergen (50% birch, 50% grass) immunotherapy.

CASE REPORT:

A female patient, aged 28 was admitted to the clinic due to a serious anaphylactic reaction. The event took place 15 min after ingesting fresh celery. She recovered after routine treatment with adrenaline, corticosteroids and antazoline.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our case shows the possibility of simultaneous occurrence of hypersensitivity to inhaled allergens and food. In such cases, it is considered part of cross-reactivity We discuss the importance of cross- reactivity associated with sensitization to pollen and vegetable foods.

PMID:
22470187
DOI:
10.5604/17322693.986123
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