Navigation Links
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.

The study profiles the case of a 10-year-old girl who had a severe allergic reaction after eating blueberry pie. She suffered from asthma, seasonal allergies and allergies to milk and penicillin, but nothing in the pie seemed like a likely culprit.

The researchers determined that the problem was a blueberry that had been treated with streptomycin, an antibiotic that's used in people to fight off germs and in plants to keep bacteria, fungi and algae at bay.

"As far as we know, this is the first report that links an allergic reaction to fruits treated with antibiotic pesticides," said allergist Dr. Anne Des Roches, the lead author of the study published in the September issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

"Certain European countries ban the use of antibiotics for growing foods, but the United States and Canada still allow them for agricultural purposes," Des Roches said in a journal news release.

New federal rules could reduce the level of antibiotics in food, making this kind of incident less likely.

"This is a very rare allergic reaction," said allergist Dr. James Sublett, president-elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. "Nevertheless, it's something allergists need to be aware of and that emergency room personnel may need to know about in order to help determine where anaphylactic reactions may arise. Anyone who is at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction should always carry epinephrine. They also need to know how to use their epinephrine in an emergency situation."

More information

For more about food allergies, see the Mayo Clinic.

SOURCE: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, Sept. 3. 2014


Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Free fatty acids may be as effective as antibiotics in treating catheter infections
2. Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term
3. Continuous antibiotics not necessary for many children with common prenatal abnormality
4. Antibiotics Often Prescribed Needlessly for Terminally Ill, Study Finds
5. Prophylactic antibiotics prevent UTI recurrences in children with vesicoureteral reflux
6. Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids
7. LA BioMed study finds daily antibiotics most effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infection
8. Antibiotics before heart surgery protect against infection
9. Penicillin equally effective as big gun antibiotics for treating less severe childhood pneumonia
10. New Guidance Limits Antibiotics for Common Infections in Children
11. Aqua Feed Market (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, Feed Acidifiers) Worth $106 Billion By 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
(Date:11/29/2015)... Ca (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2015 , ... Khanna ... American Board of Ophthalmology on November 25th 2015. Peer Certification by the ... field of his specialty. Certification in Ophthalmology is first obtained after the completion of ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 29, 2015 , ... Effective immediately, every single IguanaMed scrub style will ... Friday Target is offering a “Buy One Scrub Set, Get the 2nd Scrub Set ... purchase IguanaMed at a discounted price. , IguanaMed’s mission is to outfit ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... ... Trying to relax on a couch can actually be uncomfortable, so an ... due to personal experience with a bad back," he said. , This easy-to-use, versatile ... as increases support. It also makes it easier to eat, do other activities and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... According to an article published November 13th on, much ... revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both at-home and in the dental ... periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) and diabetes. According to Dr. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... NC (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... A ... effective ways to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on ... at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced the ... Type (Dressings, Therapy Devices, Active Wound Care), Application (Surgical ... Geography - Global Forecast to 2020" report to ... --> The purpose of this report is to ... advanced wound care market. It involves deep dive analysis ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ) has ... Market by Type (Reagents & Kits, Analyzers), ... Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, Clinical Diagnostics), and ... report to their offering. --> ... the "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  The American Academy of Pediatrics ... and the March of Dimes cheered today,s signature ... Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), which takes ... born exposed to drugs, such as opioids, and ... all three organizations have worked together leading advocacy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: