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February 1976

Anaphylactic Shock Following Banana Ingestion

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)