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Children 2017, 4(10), 85; doi:10.3390/children4100085

Coconut Allergy Revisited

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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Feigin Center, 1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 330, MS: BCM320, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Received: 19 September 2017 / Revised: 27 September 2017 / Accepted: 28 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
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Abstract

Despite concerns voiced often by food-allergic patients, allergy to coconut is rare, not directly associated with nut allergy and few cases are reported so far in the literature. We present an interesting case of coconut allergy in a child that was previously tolerant to coconut and regularly exposed via both the skin and gastrointestinal route. View Full-Text
Keywords: food allergy; coconut allergy; anaphylaxis; allergic reaction; skin prick tests food allergy; coconut allergy; anaphylaxis; allergic reaction; skin prick tests
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