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Tahini, a little known sesame-containing food, as an unexpected cause of severe allergic reaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17039670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a young woman with asthma and confirmed food allergy to sesame who had 2 severe systemic reactions after the inadvertent ingestion of tahini, a paste made with ground sesame seeds that is not generally known by physicians and patients as a sesame-containing food. A double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge confirmed the allergy to tahini in our patient. As new products and recipes are being introduced from around the world on a regular basis, it is essential that at-risk patients are able to obtain information about allergens used as ingredients and as potential contaminants. This should be applied not only to packaged food but also to freshly made foods, such as those served in restaurants.
L Caminiti; D Vita; G Passalacqua; T Arrigo; S Barberi; F Lombardo; G B Pajno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1018-9068     ISO Abbreviation:  J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-16     Completed Date:  2006-12-22     Revised Date:  2013-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107858     Medline TA:  J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Allergy Unit, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Food Hypersensitivity / etiology*
Sesamum / adverse effects*
Skin Tests

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