n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : an unusual case of food allergy

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Food allergies are interesting and sometimes confusing scenarios. A report in the Lancet gives a case of lupin flour anaphylaxis. A 25-year-old woman was transferred to a London hospital after eating chicken in a restaurant. The meal included french fries and onion rings. During the meal she noticed that her mouth itched and that her lips and tongue started to swell. Within 15 minutes she was having difficulty breathing, her throat had narrowed and she felt very weak. She was given intramuscular adrenaline by the ambulance attendants on her way to hospital, but continued to deteriorate and required continuous oxygen ..

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