The singer who could be killed by a COOKIE

Fiona Cooper-Smyth, who lives in Perth, Australia, went into anaphylactic shock after accidentally eating a tiny amount of the legume lupin, commonly used in baked products, in a granola pot.
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In this study, we prepared bone marrow-derived mast cells from BALB/c and C57BL/6 mice and examined their cellular properties. Cellular response to IL-3 and the process of mast cell differentiation from bone marrow cells were different on the basis of cell surface marker molecules. BALB/c-derived cells more efficiently exhibited degranulation than did C57BL/6-derived cells following both calcium ionophore and receptor crosslinking. These functional differences persisted even after a longer cell culture for 8 weeks, suggesting a difference in cell-autonomous characteristics. These results support the concept that mast ...
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
This report describes an association between anorexia nervosa and idiopathic anaphylaxis. While eating disorders affect 0.6% of the population1, and idiopathic anaphylaxis occurs in approximately 1 in 10,000 individuals2 an association between anorexia nervosa and mast cell dysfunction has not previously been described. Features of anorexia nervosa include restriction of eating and energy intake, intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted perception of body weight and shape.1 We describe a fourteen-year-old girl with a history of well controlled hypothyroidism who developed sudden lip and eyelid edema, abdominal pain, s...
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
We report on a case of severe intra-operative anaphylactic shock immediately following irrigation of breast tissue with bacitracin solution. Sequential skin testing with dilutions of bacitracin ointment was used to confirm IgE-mediated drug allergy to bacitracin.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsHandling reactions correctly provided parents with confidence to treat subsequent reactions. Witnessing the effects of an EAI and receiving positive feedback from health care providers further strengthened their confidence to quickly and competently intervene in future reactions.
Source: Clinical and Translational Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report on three cases of North American crotaline envenomation with subsequent TEG analysis. Our results show that TEG analysis does relate the same information as traditional monitoring parameters. Although only in an isolated case, the TEG analysis potentially revealed a fibrinolytic process prior to the same process being apparent with traditional monitoring. Future research is necessary to identify the role of TEG in crotaline snakebite management.
Source: Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis - Category: Hematology Tags: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
Abstract Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) forms a cornerstone of effective treatment for acute and chronic inflammatory neuropathies, with a class I evidence base in Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). It is generally considered to be a safe therapy however there are several recognised complications which are reviewed in this article. Most adverse events are immediate and mild such as headache, fever and nausea although more serious immediate reactions such as anaphylaxis may rarely occur. Delayed complications are r...
Source: Current Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Saf Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2018Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Qilei Chen, Lin Zhu, Jiaxuan Chen, Tao Jiang, Huazhen Ye, Hong Ji, Siuwai Tsang, Zhongzhen Zhao, Tao Yi, Hu-Biao ChenAbstractPhytotoxins refers to toxic chemicals derived from plants. They include both secondary metabolites that are dose-dependently toxic and allergens that can cause anaphylactic shock in sensitive individuals. Detecting phytotoxins in foods is increasingly important. Conventional methods for detecting phytotoxins lack sufficient sensitivity and operational convenience. Nanomaterial-based determination assays show great comp...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
Nutrition&Food Science, Ahead of Print. Purpose Edible insects have emerged as a promising inexpensive option to address malnutrition among vulnerable groups in the world. However, it is not clear whether including insects in diets can improve health outcomes. This paper aimed to investigate the impact of edible insect consumption on human health. Design/methodology/approach A search was conducted in PubMed Central, BioMed Central, Plosone, Cochrane, Google Scholar, Google Search and bibliographies for all human studies on the impact of edible insect consumption on human health published from January 1990 to April 2018. Fi...
Source: Nutrition and Food Science - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
A person's face can become swollen in response to injuries, allergic reactions, infections, and other medical conditions. Face swelling that occurs alongside other symptoms, such as breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, may indicate anaphylaxis, which requires immediate medical assistance. Learn more here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news
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