Navigation Links
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
Date:9/3/2014

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

Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Farm Antibiotics May Be Linked to Food Allergies
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... Voicheck as Assistant Director of their CentralSource ... in managing the innovative turnkey drug sourcing, distribution, ... Matthew brings over 12 years of industry experience, ... Myoderm at the peak of their international success ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers from Pixel ... for FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, and simple ... theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “It ... Citrus comes with all the tools needed for a ... for added style, a title screen for an introduction, two ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Spring, Maryland, USA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... or to track interventions? Here comes a wonderful app ... mobile app development company helped its client ... Intervention more efficiently. The app is designed for iOS ... and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... This report provides comprehensive information ... with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment ... of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with ... It also reviews key players involved in the ... on late-stage and discontinued projects. , Partial Seizures ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... Visual Impact Frequency Training - ... released to the public generating a frenzied buzz ... fitness community. The commotion surrounding the program's launch ... prompting an investigative review. , "Many gym-goers are ... commonly known as a training 'plateau' where they ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Myoderm Hires Matthew Voicheck to Lead Turnkey Drug Sourcing Service 2Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Partial Seizure Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review H2 2014 in a New Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Visual Impact Frequency Training Review: Rusty Moore's Latest Fitness Guide Released 2
... New York hospitals,using emergency treatment strategies emphasizing evidence-based ... heart attack patient,deaths by 19 percent for up ... The prospective research study, "Acute ... Mortality in Patients,with Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Guideline-based ...
... product name changes that signify its commitment to innovation and quality. ... the same quality products that Zeus customers have come to expect ... follows: , , , , ... (TM), formerly known as ePTFE , is a micro-porous material ...
... Lancaster General, OSF HealthCare and Seattle Children,s Hospital ... document management software suiteCLEVELAND, Feb. 10 ... Live a healthy lifestyle. Now, hospitals and health ... they,ve been preaching. Paper medical records cause costly ...
... 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi AppTec (NYSE: WX ... outsourcing company with operations in China and the U.S.,announced ... in,Shanghai. , (Logo: ... half-day event, with a theme of "Stick together to ...
... , ... Glendale, AZ (Vocus) February 10, 2009 -- Tuesday, February 3rd marks ... at the Children,s Museum of Phoenix. In celebration of February,s designation ... Dental of Arizona Foundation will be sponsoring a host of activities at ...
... compliance , ... Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) ... offering an innovative solution to a pressing health care concern ... their medication therapy., , ,This concern was underscored in a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study 2Health News:Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study 3Health News:Emergency Treatment Strategies, Better Communication Among Health Care Workers Reduce Heart Attack Patient Deaths by 19 Percent, Says AHJ Published Study 4Health News:Zeus Announces Product Name Changes 2Health News:OnBase is the Choice for a Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations 2Health News:OnBase is the Choice for a Growing Number of Healthcare Organizations 3Health News:WuXi AppTec Successfully Holds Its 2009 Supplier Conference in Shanghai 2Health News:WuXi AppTec Successfully Holds Its 2009 Supplier Conference in Shanghai 3Health News:Children's Museum of Phoenix & Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month 2Health News:Children's Museum of Phoenix & Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month 3Health News:Children's Museum of Phoenix & Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month 4Health News:AdherenceRx Partners with Hummingbird Coaching To Increase Patient Medication Adherence 2Health News:AdherenceRx Partners with Hummingbird Coaching To Increase Patient Medication Adherence 3
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Oct. 19, 2014  Henry Schein, Inc. ... of health care products and services to office-based dental, ... has invested in Iwase Dental Supply, Inc., a leading ... Japan.  The transaction marks Henry Schein,s entrance into ... dental market, and increases to 28 the number of ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: ... report its results of operations for the quarter ended ... the market closes.  A conference call to discuss these ... on Friday, November 7, 2014. Those wishing to participate ... Friday, November 14, 2014 by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and referencing ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , October 17, 2014 ... report "Optical Imaging Market by Technique (Optical Coherence ... Imaging software) & by Application (Ophthalmology, Neurology, Oncology, Cardiology) ... MarketsandMarkets, this report studies the Optical Imaging market ... market was valued at $917.1 million in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 2Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 3Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 4Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 5Optical Imaging Market Worth $1,669.2 Million by 2019 2Optical Imaging Market Worth $1,669.2 Million by 2019 3Optical Imaging Market Worth $1,669.2 Million by 2019 4
Full Handle Laseredge Implant Blade Knife, 4.0 mm straight. Blade dimension: 15.2 mm x 4.0 mm x 3.0 mm x 1.6 mm....
Full Handle Laseredge Crescent Blade Knife, angled double bevel. Blade tip dimension: 12.7 mm x 2.0 mm x 3.8 mm....
Full Handle Laseredge Crescent Blade Knife, angled bevel up. Blade tip dimension: 12.7 mm x 2.0 mm x 3.8 mm....
Full Handle Laseredge Stab Blade Knife, 45 blade. Blade tip dimension: 8.9 mm x 1.9 mm x 1.9 mm....
Medicine Products: