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Epinephrine shot in kiwi anaphylaxis—yes but not yet

Published:February 04, 2013DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2012.12.006
      We read the case report of Zhu et al [
      • Zhu T.
      • Zhou D.
      • Shu Q.
      Anaphylactic shock due to kiwifruit.
      ] with great interest. Kiwi is an exotic fruit and has gained popularity in domestic markets of many countries now. Because of its wide availability, various forms of allergic reactions to kiwifruit ranging from localized oral allergy syndrome to life-threatening anaphylaxis were reported. Three allergens have been described in green kiwifruit so far, and several more await discovery. Moreover, it is also recognized as part of the “latex-fruit syndrome,” and cross-reactivity has been confirmed [
      • Lucas J.S.A.
      Kiwi fruit allergy: a review.
      ].
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