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Vol 82, No 5 (2014)
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Submitted: 2014-08-18
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Immediate hypersensitivity reaction with mango

Ashok Shah, Kamal Gera
DOI: 10.5603/PiAP.2014.0058
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Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(5):445-453.

open access

Vol 82, No 5 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Submitted: 2014-08-18
Accepted: 2014-08-18

Abstract

Hypersensitivity to the fruit mango is extremely rare and can exhibit either as immediate or delayed reactions. Since 1939, only 22 patients (10 with immediate type I reactions and 12 with delayed) have been documented with allergy to mango. History of atopy and geographical region may influence the type of reaction. Immediate reactions occured most often in patients with history of atopy, while delayed reactions developed in non-atopic individuals. Clustering of delayed hypersensitivity reports from Australia and immediate reactions from Europe has been documented. We report a 50-year-old man with immediate type I hypersensitivity to mango, who developed cough, wheezing dyspnoea, generalised itching and abdominal discomfort after ingestion of mango. Life threatening event can also happen making it imperative to diagnose on time, so as to prevent significant morbidity and potential mortality

Abstract

Hypersensitivity to the fruit mango is extremely rare and can exhibit either as immediate or delayed reactions. Since 1939, only 22 patients (10 with immediate type I reactions and 12 with delayed) have been documented with allergy to mango. History of atopy and geographical region may influence the type of reaction. Immediate reactions occured most often in patients with history of atopy, while delayed reactions developed in non-atopic individuals. Clustering of delayed hypersensitivity reports from Australia and immediate reactions from Europe has been documented. We report a 50-year-old man with immediate type I hypersensitivity to mango, who developed cough, wheezing dyspnoea, generalised itching and abdominal discomfort after ingestion of mango. Life threatening event can also happen making it imperative to diagnose on time, so as to prevent significant morbidity and potential mortality

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Keywords

allergy, anaphylaxis, bronchial asthma, contact dermatitis, mango, urticaria

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Title

Immediate hypersensitivity reaction with mango

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 82, No 5 (2014)

Pages

445-453

DOI

10.5603/PiAP.2014.0058

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2014;82(5):445-453.

Keywords

allergy
anaphylaxis
bronchial asthma
contact dermatitis
mango
urticaria

Authors

Ashok Shah
Kamal Gera

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