Anaphylaxis to Cyphomandra betacea Sendth (tamarillo) in an obeche wood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)--allergic patient.

@article{Vidal2006AnaphylaxisTC,
  title={Anaphylaxis to Cyphomandra betacea Sendth (tamarillo) in an obeche wood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)--allergic patient.},
  author={Carmen Vidal and Arturo Gonz{\'a}lez-Quintela and Virginia Vald{\'e}s Rodr{\'i}guez and Margarita Armis{\'e}n and Tania Li{\~n}ares and E Fern{\'a}ndez-Caldas},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={870-3}
}
BACKGROUND Anaphylaxis after the first exposure to a food allergen is uncommon unless a cross-reaction is present. OBJECTIVE To investigate a possible relationship between the fruit Cyphomandra betacea Sendth (commonly known as tamarillo) and the wood of Triplochiton scleroxylon (obeche) in a patient with allergic occupational bronchial asthma due to obeche wood who began to experience anaphylaxis episodes after eating tamarillo. METHODS A 33-year-old carpenter exposed to obeche wood in his… CONTINUE READING