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Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis: a case related to chickpea ingestion and review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20525119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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: Food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) is recognized as a distinct category of exercise-induced anaphylaxis (EIA) but is very likely underdiagnosed. This report describes a 41-year-old Indian woman who experienced two separate episodes of anaphylaxis while dancing after she had eaten chickpea-containing foods. The chickpea, a small legume, is a staple ingredient in culinary traditions from around the world, especially in India, the Middle East, and North Africa. Chickpea-containing dishes are also becoming more widespread in the Western world with the growing popularity of South Asian, Middle Eastern, and African cuisines. It is important to consider FDEIA in cases of unexplained anaphylaxis as reactions can occur several hours after ingesting the culprit food(s). Furthermore, no reaction occurs if a sensitized individual eats the culprit food(s) without exercising afterward; therefore, triggering foods can easily be overlooked. Current ideas on the pathophysiology, predisposing factors, workup, and treatment of FDEIA are also summarized here.
Authors:
Chet G Wong; Sean R Mace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1710-1492     ISO Abbreviation:  Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101244313     Medline TA:  Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.
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