February 1976

Anaphylactic Shock Following Banana Ingestion

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics, Loma Linda (Calif) University School of Medicine (Dr Linaweaver) and University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine (Dr Heiner); and the Riverside (Calif) Medical Clinic (Drs Linaweaver and Saks).

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(2):207-209. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120030097019

• A 15½-year-old girl experienced anaphylactic shock, asthma, angioedema, and urticaria after eating a banana. Reagin-mediated hypersensitivity was demonstrated by direct skin tests, passive transfer tests, and the radioallergosorbent test.

(Am J Dis Child 130:207-209, 1976)