Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2019, Vol 17, Num, 2     (Pages: 115-117)

A Rare Case of Multiple Severe Anaphylaxis Caused by Thyme, Black Pepper, Wasp and Honey

Murat TÜRK 1, İnsu YILMAZ 1,

1 Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Chest Diseases, Erciyes University School of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

DOI: 10.21911/aai.448
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Dried thyme, black pepper and honey are widely used worldwide. However, systemic allergic reactions to these substances are rarely reported. Here we report a 45-year-old case with multiple severe anaphylaxis to thyme, black pepper, honey and wasp, that occurred at different times. Her reactions to thyme, black pepper and wasp were IgE-mediated as confirmed with skin prick tests and/or serology. It was not possible to determine the underlying etiology of her honey allergy. Still, with her history and the risk of systemic reactions with bee secretions and/or pollen protein content of honey, she was advised not to consume any traces of the causative foods and informed about bee avoidance.

Keywords : Thyme, black pepper, wasp, anaphylaxis