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Hypersensitivity reaction to kiwi fruit (Chinese gooseberry, Actinidia chinensis).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7264104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
A J Fine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0091-6749     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-29     Completed Date:  1981-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1275002     Medline TA:  J Allergy Clin Immunol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cats / immunology
Dogs / immunology
Food Hypersensitivity / etiology*
Fruit / adverse effects*
Immunization, Passive
Middle Aged
Papain / immunology
Skin / immunology
Skin Tests
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens; EC

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