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BMB. 2020; 5(2): 0-0

The clinical spectrum of reactions due to banana allergy

Abdullah Dayıoğlu, Sena Akgiray, Hikmet Tekin Nacaroglu, Semiha Bahceci Erdem.


Allergic reactions to bananas have been reported rarely. The clinic reported mostly moderate local allergic reactions (oral allergy syndrome) to bananas, though some reports state reactions reaching anaphylaxis. We report three cases of banana allergy. The first case; immediately after giving a teaspoon of banana to a 7 month old baby by the mother; he was admitted to the emergency department with complaints of vomiting, urticaria, swelling of the mouth and eyes. The second case; after the banana yogurt that was eaten by a 6.5 month old baby, she presented with a rash which developed at the 3rd hour. In the third case; the patient had symptoms of swelling of the face, shortness of breath, cough, difficulty in swallowing after eating a cherry 4 years ago. Our cases are presented to emphasize that urticaria and anaphylaxis may occur due to banana allergy.

Key words: Anaphylaxis, atopic dermatitis, banana allergy

Article Language: Turkish English

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