Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol. 2011; 7(1): 12.
Published online 2011 June 10.  doi:  10.1186/1710-1492-7-12 <> .
Anaphylaxis related to avocado ingestion: a case and review

Elissa M Abrams,1 Allan B Becker,1 and  Thomas V Gerstner1
1Section of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, (685 William Avenue), Winnipeg, (R3A 1S1), Canada

Anaphylaxis to avocado, independent of latex sensitization, has been rarely reported in the literature. This case report describes a 15 year old male who experienced anaphylaxis within half an hour after eating avocado-containing food. Avocado consumption is common in both North America and South America. It is important to consider avocado as a cause of anaphylaxis, even in patients not sensitized to latex.