A Rare Case of Multiple Severe Anaphylaxis Caused by Thyme, Black Pepper, Wasp and Honey


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TÜRK M. , YILMAZ İ.

ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI, vol.17, no.2, pp.115-117, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.21911/aai.448
  • Title of Journal : ASTIM ALLERJI IMMUNOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-117

Abstract

Dried thyme, black pepper and honey are widely used worldwide. However, systemic allergic reactions to these substances are rarely reported. Here we report a 45-year-old case with multiple severe anaphylaxis to thyme, black pepper, honey and wasp, that occurred at different times. Her reactions to thyme, black pepper and wasp were IgE-mediated as confirmed with skin prick tests and/or serology. It was not possible to determine the underlying etiology of her honey allergy. Still, with her history and the risk of systemic reactions with bee secretions and/or pollen protein content of honey, she was advised not to consume any traces of the causative foods and informed about bee avoidance.