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Respiratory arrest in a male athlete after running through a wheat field.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11414668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A male athlete suffered complete respiratory arrest after collapsing at the entrance to an Accident and Emergency Department of a hospital. He was resuscitated and recovered fully after several hours. He had multiple wheals on both legs and had complained of severe breathlessness before collapsing. The athlete had run through a wheat field, upon finding his usual pathway overgrown, which had caused wheat pollen to be released. He had been a mild asthmatic for 30 years and had recalled some mild urticaria after exercise but had never experienced exercise-induced asthma, or hay fever. Subsequent allergy tests showed negative for wheat but positive for house dust mite and grass mix. It is possible that the symptoms were triggered either by the running itself, inhalation of allergens other than wheat pollen, skin abrasions caused by contact with wheat stalks, or a combination of these factors.
I L Swaine; W D Riding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-20     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physiology of Exercise, De Montfort University Bedford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / etiology,  therapy
Asthma / etiology,  therapy
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult / etiology*,  therapy
Running / physiology*
Triticum / adverse effects*

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