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psyllium anaphylaxis

Rodrigo Collado-Chagoya, Javier Hernández-Romero, Gumaro Alejandro Eliosa-Alvarado, Ana Carmen García-González, Rosa Isela Campos-Gutiérrez, Andrea Velasco-Medina, Guillermo Velázquez-Sámano
BACKGROUND: Psyllium is a derivative of Plantago ovata ground seed and husk that is used as bulk-forming laxatives owing to its hydrocolloid properties. CASE REPORT: 43-year-old female nurse with previous diagnosis of drug allergy and allergic rhinitis who, after the preparation and administration of a laxative, developed rhinoconjunctivitis symptoms, urticarial syndrome, angioedema and bronchospasm, which led to conclude that she had an anaphylactic reaction. She was treated with adrenaline, corticosteroids and antihistamines...
January 2018: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
Daniel Hoffman
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September 2006: Journal of Family Practice
Barzin Khalili, Emil J Bardana, John W Yunginger
BACKGROUND: Psyllium use has increased significantly in the United States in part due to its lipid-lowering property. The increased prevalence of consumption has led to its recognition as an emerging food allergen. OBJECTIVES: To report the case of a 42-year-old woman who experienced fatal anaphylaxis after ingesting a psyllium-based product and to review the literature. METHODS: The MEDLINE database was searched for articles from 1966 to 2002 using the keywords psyllium or ispaghula and each of the following: allergy, hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, and asthma...
December 2003: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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October 1963: Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association
S K Vaswani, R G Hamilton, M D Valentine, N F Adkinson
A 69-year-old nurse was evaluated for a recent episode of anaphylaxis that had occurred after psyllium ingestion. She had experienced recurrent rhinitis and asthma related to psyllium exposure for the past 15 years. The diagnosis of psyllium hypersensitivity was established by a positive psyllium puncture skin test, an elevated psyllium-specific IgE level in serum, and a confirmatory soluble-antigen competitive inhibition test. The patient was symptomatic for several years, and this diagnosis was not considered until she suffered potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis...
April 1996: Allergy
G P Zaloga, U R Hierlwimmer, R J Engler
Psyllium is a hydrophilic agent found in many bulk laxative preparations. We report the occurrence of an anaphylactic reaction in a patient after ingestion of a psyllium-containing laxative. IgE mediation of the reaction was suggested by a positive immediate skin test to psyllium, positive passive transfer skin test, lack of skin response during passive transfer with heat treated serum, and an elevated IgE (RAST) to psyllium seed.
July 1984: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
R Suhonen, I Kantola, F Björksten
Psyllium, seed of Plantago ovata, is a major constituent of several bulk laxatives. There are several reports on its role as an occupational respiratory allergen. We describe a severe anaphylactic reaction caused by ingestion of psyllium laxative. The hypersensitivity to Plantago ovata was confirmed by skin testing and RAST. The possibility of hypersensitivity reaction to psyllium laxatives should be recognized and included in marketing information.
July 1983: Allergy
J S Seggev, K Ohta, W R Tipton
This is a case report of an IgE mediated anaphylaxis of an atopic person to the ingestion of a psyllium seed laxative.
October 1984: Annals of Allergy
G L Sussman, W Dorian
Allergic reactions from handling psyllium have been reported since 1970. Health professionals and workers in laxative-manufacturing plants are at greatest risk. Sensitized people are at risk of life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. Two illustrative cases are presented. The first is A 39-year-old female dialysis nurse with a 3-year history of nasal and eye symptoms from exposure to psyllium. She obtained an over-the-counter psyllium bulk laxative, took it for constipation and developed flushing, tachycardia, urticaria, angioedema, laryngeal edema, and lightheadedness...
September 1990: Allergy Proceedings: the Official Journal of Regional and State Allergy Societies
R R Lantner, B R Espiritu, P Zumerchik, M C Tobin
Recently, psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid, a bulk-forming laxative, has been added to breakfast cereals for cholesterol-lowering effects. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman with no prior history of psyllium ingestion who developed anaphylactic symptoms after eating a psyllium-containing cereal. Her only previous exposure was dispensing a psyllium-containing laxative as a nurse. Immunoglobulin E-mediated sensitization was documented by skin testing and basophil histamine release. The literature is reviewed regarding allergic reactions to psyllium...
November 21, 1990: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
J M James, S K Cooke, A Barnett, H A Sampson
Historical data were obtained by questionnaire and telephone survey on 20 of 24 women with reported allergic reactions to a psyllium-containing cereal, Heartwise. Protein fractions from this new cereal, as well as from psyllium mucilloid and a psyllium-containing laxative, Metamucil, were extracted, quantitated, and separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Patients' sera were collected, and specific IgE and IgG antibodies to these psyllium antigens were detected by immunoblotting techniques...
September 1991: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
C L Drake, E S Moses, D Tandberg
Allergic reactions have been described as an occupational hazard among nurses and pharmaceutical workers who handle psyllium-containing laxatives. This study reports the case of a 38-year-old female nurse who ingested a bowl of psyllium-containing Heartwise Cereal (Kelloggs, Battle Creek, MI) and 25 minutes later developed severe systemic anaphylaxis manifested by hypotension, a feeling of constriction in the throat, hoarseness, dyspnea, wheezing, generalized pruritus, urticaria, and vomiting. She was treated with epinephrine, normal saline, diphenhydramine, and methylprednisolone, and recovered completely...
September 1991: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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