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Patient Develops Donor’s Peanut Allergy After Lung Transplant

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A 68-year-old woman, who had never had a peanut allergy, had a severe allergic reaction to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, according to a recent report of her case, which was published in August in the journal Transplantation Proceedings. But someone else did have a peanut allergy, it turned out: her lung donor.

It’s a very rare occurrence for lung transplant recipients to acquire a food allergy from a donor organ, said lead case report author Dr. Mazen Odish, a ...

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