Home > slashdot > Woman Develops Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

Woman Develops Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

October 20th, 2010 10:23 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “A woman in need of a lung transplant got her new lungs from someone with a peanut allergy who died of anaphylactic shock. Seven months after the surgery, the woman was at an organ transplant support group when she ate a peanut butter cookie and had a violent allergic reaction. So how had the woman’s new lungs brought along a peanut allergy? A blog post dives into the medical details and explains that immune cells in the donated lungs couldn’t have lived in the new body for long enough to cause the reaction… however, if they encountered an allergen (i.e. something peanuty) shortly after being transplanted, they could have trained the woman’s native immune cells to respond.”

Source: Woman Develops Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

Related Articles:

  1. Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK “A Success”
  2. Woman’s Voice Restored After Larynx Transplant
  3. Patients Waiting for Lung Transplants May Soon Breathe a Sigh of Relief
  4. Woman Receives First 3D-Printed Jawbone Transplant
  5. Patients Waiting for Lung Transplants May Soon Breathe a Sigh of Relief
blog comments powered by Disqus
YOYOYOOYOYOYO