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英國食物標準局對家長發出警告:五歲以下的幼童應避免食用奇異果,因為可能出現嚴重過敏的反應,甚至可能病倒。


英國食物標準局是根據最新的研究結果發出以上警告。南漢普頓綜合醫院的過敏問題資深女醫師盧卡斯JaneLucas,對三百人進行兩年的研究,其中包括八十名兒童,結果發現有三分之二的兒童在第一次吃奇異果後,身體出現不適現象。

這些過敏的症狀包括口腔與喉嚨發癢與刺痛以及舌頭腫脹。有四十一人出現嚴重哮喘而病倒,但無人死亡,其中有百分之四十的人是五歲以下的幼童。

研究對象中有兩名四個月大的嬰兒以及一名年僅一歲的幼童,他們在吃下奇異果後出現身體嚴重不適現象而必須送醫院急救。盧卡斯女士是因為陸續有許多病患在食用奇異果後至她的診所求診,而開始對此一問題加以研究。

她表示,目前仍無法確定奇異果為何會造成幼童敏感,一個可能的原因是奇異果中含有一種蛋白,會促使人體免疫系統做出強烈反應。

她指出,那些對奇異果敏感的幼童多半也對花生、雞蛋或牛奶敏感,其中並有一些幼童患有氣喘與溼疹等病症。

 

Kiwi fruit allergy


Kiwi fruit was first introduced to the UK in the 1970s. Since then it has become a popular fruit in the UK diet.

A number of people have reported allergic reactions to kiwi fruit. Some of these reactions have been severe, especially in children, and the number of people reacting to kiwi fruit appears to be increasing. This may be linked to a general increase in allergic diseases, as well as kiwi fruit becoming more popular.

In adults, allergy to kiwi normally appears in people who are allergic to latex or birch pollen, because these contain similar allergens to kiwi fruit. See the section on latex-food syndrome.

In adults, the symptoms of kiwi allergy are normally quite mild, but in children the condition can be more serious and can occasionally cause anaphylaxis. Experts don't understand fully why adults and children seem to react differently to kiwi. It could be connected with the age at which they first began to eat kiwi, or it's possible that adults and children react to different allergens in the fruit.

People who are allergic to kiwi should avoid the fruit (as raw fruit, puree or juice). Most people who have been eating kiwi on a regular basis are unlikely to react. 

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  • lorina
  • 太可怕了
    小比搞不好奇異果中毒
    才一直落賽
  • 我也懷疑小比是奇異果中毒,因為他腹瀉得好嚴重啊!
    還是長大一點再吃吧.

    貝柔 於 2010/01/19 01:01 回覆

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