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Kiwifruit Allergen

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Are you allergic to kiwifruit?

  • Anaphylaxis is an acute systemic (multi-system) and very severe Type I Hypersensitivity allergic reaction in humans and other mammals.
  • Minute amounts of allergens may cause a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Anaphylaxis may occur after ingestion, skin contact, injection of an allergen or, in some cases, inhalation.
  • Anaphylactic shock, the most severe type of anaphylaxis, occurs when an allergic response [for example to kiwifruit] triggers a quick release from mast cells of large quantities of immunological mediators leading to systemic vasodilation (associated with a sudden drop in blood pressure) and edema of bronchial mucosa (resulting in bronchoconstriction and difficulty breathing).
  • Anaphylactic shock can lead to death in a matter of minutes if left untreated.
  • An estimated 1.24% to 16.8% of the population of the United States is considered “at risk” for having an anaphylactic reaction if they are exposed to one or more allergens.
  • The most common presentation includes sudden cardiovascular collapse (heart attack, responsible for 88% of reported cases of severe anaphylaxis).

Do you know someone who nearly died because they ate kiwifruits?

In school age children kiwi fruit is estimated to cause about 10% of all the food allergic reactions. Kiwifruit allergy is increasing among children … Sydney Children’s Hospital (Australia)

Kiwi fruit appears to be a significant food allergen capable of causing severe reactions—Medical News

Related Links:

Why does a kiwi fruit allergy keep you out of the Coast Guard?

A large number of New Zealanders won’t touch their national fruit with a bargepole!

Do NOT expose your under 12s to kiwifruit and other allergens!

4 Responses to “Kiwifruit Allergen”

  1. NZer said

    [Disinformation. Disallowed. Moderator]

  2. Kyle said

    a decent entry, well done.

  3. Joe said

    Hey Skipper, did ya know that Kiwifruit is a chinese import? It’s actually a Chinese Gooseberry.

    getfuckedjoe.com

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