Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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TOLERANCE TO BAKED BANANA IN ADULT WITH BANANA ANAPHYLAXIS: A CASE REPORT

FEBRUARY 2017 - VOL.13 | REVIEWS ARTICLE

Bananas are one of the most consumed fruits in the world with enriched nutrients.Although allergy to banana is rare, it can occur in both children and adults withvarying clinical presentation ranging from oral allergy syndrome to anaphylaxis.Banana is a complex allergen including both heat labile and heat stable parts ofproteins. As far as known, the heat stable allergen or linear epitope in theirmolecular structure usually plays a significant role in a case of anaphylaxis.Here we report 59-year-old woman who experienced anaphylaxis following theingestion of raw Pisang awak banana (glûay-nám-wáa). Interestingly, this patientshows substantial evidence of immunoglobulin E (IgE) reactivity to the banana butcan tolerate baked banana.

Keywords

banana anaphylaxis, banana allergy, food allergy, anaphylaxis, banana

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