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Fatal Nut Anaphylaxis in a 16-Year-Old Male: Case Report

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A case of fatal nut anaphylaxis in a 16-year-old atopic, steroid-dependent asthmatic male is reviewed. He had large positive skin tests (scratch) to walnuts and peanuts. Serum was positive for specific IgE antibody measured by solid-phase radioimmunoassay to pecans. The importance of the immediate use of epinephrine is emphasized. Accidental ingestion of foods to which patients are sensitive is a common error for which patients must be prepared with preloaded epinephrine syringes.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 1989-07-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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