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  Substance Info: (and synonyms)
Rambutan

Background Info:

Nephelium lappaceum of the family Sapindaceae, which also contains two related species lychee and longan (Euphoira longana). These fruits are similar in appearance and taste. Native to Southeast Asia. Strictly speaking, these are nuts and not fruits. Their closest non-tropical "cousins" are the walnut, cashew nut and pistachio nut of the Anacardiaceae family.

 

Adverse Reactions:

IMMUNE REACTIONS


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Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as a major allergen in rambutan-induced anaphylaxis. Three adult patients, ages 35, 49, and 53 years, with a history of multiple episodes of anaphylactic reactions within 30 minutes after ingestion of half to 2 rambutans. All patients had cutaneous (eg, angioedema, flushing, and urticaria) and respiratory (eg, rhinitis, chest tightness, stridor, and wheezing) symptoms. One patient also had cardiovascular (eg, syncope) and gastrointestinal (eg, nausea and vomiting) symptoms. Patients 1 and 3 had a history of allergic rhinitis and asthma, respectively. No patient had a history of latex allergy. A positive prick-to-prick test result to fresh pulp rambutan was demonstrated in all patients, with mean wheal diameters of 16, 3, and 6 mm. Immunoblot analysis showed all 3 patients had serum IgE bound to approximately 40 kDa of protein, suggesting a major allergen and identified as Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. (Jirapongsananuruk 2011 ref.26332 8)

Reference:
Jirapongsananuruk O, Jirarattanasopa N, Pongpruksa S, Vichyanond P, Piboonpocanun S. Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase as a major allergen in rambutan-induced anaphylaxis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2011 Jun;106(6):545-547



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Food allergy. Anaphylaxis. (Kelso 1998 ref.2751 3)

Reference:
Kelso JM, Jones RT, Yunginger JW. Anaphylaxis after initial ingestion of rambutan, a tropical fruit. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1998;102(1):145-6



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Food allergy. Anaphylaxis. (Kelso 1998 ref.2751 3)

Reference:
Kelso JM, Jones RT, Yunginger JW. Anaphylaxis after initial ingestion of rambutan, a tropical fruit. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1998;102(1):145-6




NON-IMMUNE REACTIONS


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OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE


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