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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1981 Sep;68(3):235-7.

Hypersensitivity reaction to kiwi fruit (Chinese gooseberry, Actinidia chinensis).


This report describes a hypersensitivity reaction to kiwi fruit in a patient who developed moderately severe generalized symptoms after handling the fruit. A search of the literature did not reveal any previous reference to kiwi-fruit sensitivity. It is suggested that IgE antibody is an important factor in the reaction.

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