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:1/22/2015)... LunaDress, with its top dressmaking technologies, has ... the business is showing its latest designs of wedding dresses ... to the company’s CEO, all the fresh new products are ... discounts, up to 80% off. All the clothes from LunaDress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently ... thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry into ... prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO of ... he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 The federal court overseeing thousands of ... Court, Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 ... first bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the ... finding that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 For over 20 years, Dr. ... Oceanside and Vista area has treated just about every type ... injury circumstances. And for those same twenty-plus years, the team ... all those injuries with the best possible doctor. With ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Recently, Weddingshe.com has added many trendy ... announced its highest annual revenues in the past three years. ... glamorous wedding dresses. , According to the sales manager of ... promotions for them in 2015. This point can be reflected ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:LunaDress Shows The Latest Styles Of Wedding Dresses In 2015 2Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Industry Leading Chiropractor in Oceanside Joins the Doctors on Liens Network 2Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2
... lead to muscle spasms, fever, sweating and nausea, study ... commonly used migraine medication may cause so-called serotonin syndrome ... the May 15 issue of the New England ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detail 11 cases ...
... Professors Honored for Their Research -, PALO ... 12,outstanding Ph.D. students and two professors with the ... the field of organic,chemistry. The winners participated in ... perspective on the important role of organic,chemistry in ...
... 14 On Sunday, June 29,2008, West Coast Bank ... the Bridge Run, Portland,s most unique 8k personal,challenge run., ... must reach the,Burnside Bridge by 9:00 a.m. when the ... next to the Oregon Zoo and winds through the,paved ...
... of the International Association of Business Communicators has named ... Medical School at Houston, its Executive Communicator of the ... the organizations annual Bronze Quill Awards Banquet at the ... recipient of the award, which recognizes excellence in leadership ...
... ANGELES, May 14 SheKnows.com,( http://www.SheKnows.com ), ... women, announced today the acquisition of PregnancyandBaby.com,( ... women from,preconception through pregnancy., PregnancyandBaby is ... those who are pregnant or planning to ...
... NEW YORK, May 14 Two days after ... of its full impact on the,communities living close to ... speed., According to AFP news service, military aircraft ... air. The agency also reported,that a number of villages ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Migraine Medications May Cause 'Serotonin Syndrome' 2Health News:Migraine Medications May Cause 'Serotonin Syndrome' 3Health News:Roche Symposium Showcases Accomplishments of Next Generation of Chemists 2Health News:Roche Symposium Showcases Accomplishments of Next Generation of Chemists 3Health News:UT Houston Dean Colasurdo named Executive Communicator of the Year 2Health News:SheKnows Acquires PregnancyandBaby - Online Community From Preconception Through Birth 2Health News:UNICEF Rushing Medical Supplies, Tents, Clean Water to Children Affected by Powerful Earthquake in China 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( www.hfesq.com ) ... of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... its fiduciary duties to shareholders. On January ... website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the clinical data ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in ... partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health ... Each year, hundreds of millions of patients ... as organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  iMD Companies, Inc. (ICBU) ... to increase market share and grab a foothold in the ... influence, production capabilities and a presence in the sector, and ... facilitate the growth of hemp and medical marijuana, iMD is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2iMD Companies Poised to Make Impact in Multi-Billion Dollar Medical Marijuana Sector With Recent Investments and Strategic Partnerships 2
... eCardio Diagnostics ( www.ecardio.com ) announces three executive appointments in ... clients and the patients they serve. "The continued ... provided us with an opportunity to expand the roles of ... President & Chief Executive Officer. Robert Jordan, Executive ...
... YORK, May 17, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0491868/Medical-Devices-Reports-Bundle.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=In_Vitro_Diagnostic The Medical ... Publications reports at a 15% discount off the individual ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 2Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 3Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 4Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 5Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 6Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 7Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 8Reportlinker Adds Medical Devices Reports Bundle 9
... 2000 Pipette is a synonym for pipetting ... robust design, and superior operating comfort. Its ... the measuring stroke and blow-out as well ... system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. Ejection ...
... Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette is a ... a compact and robust design, and superior ... used to operate the measuring stroke and ... Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy ...
... Eppendorf Reference Series 2000 Pipette is a ... a compact and robust design, and superior ... used to operate the measuring stroke and ... Product features:Eppendorf "pipette/tip" system ensures utmost accuracy ...
... 2000 Pipette is a synonym for pipetting ... robust design, and superior operating comfort. Its ... the measuring stroke and blow-out as well ... system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. Ejection ...
Medicine Products: