Woman Develops Donor’s Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

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Sometimes, you just really want a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And, as long as you’re not allergic to the ingredients, that’s totally fine. At least, that’s what one woman thought.

The 68-year-old woman, who had never had a peanut allergy, had a severe allergic reaction to the sandwich, according to a recent report of her case, which was published in August in the journal Transplantation Proceedings. But someone else did have a peanut allergy, it turned out: the donor who supplied the woman with a transplant lung.

It’s a very rare occurrence for lung transplant recipients to acquire a food allergy from a donor organ, said lead case report author Dr. Mazen Odish, a fellow in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of California – San Diego Medical Center, who treated the woman. [27 Oddest Medical Cases]

There have only been about four or five case reports in which organ recipients have acquired peanut allergies with anaphylaxis following a lung transplant, Odish told Live Science.

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This article and images were originally posted on [Live Science] December 31, 2018 at 08:40AM. Credit to the original author and Live Science | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

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