by Medindia Content Team on  November 27, 2005 at 6:00 PM General Health News
Deadly Kiss - Peanut allergy kills a teenager
Christina Desforges a teenage girl died due to Peanut allergy after her boyfriend kissed her after having a peanut butter.

Desforges is from the city of Saguenay, though she received a dose of adrenaline soon after the kiss she could not be cured of the hypersensitivity reaction and died a week after the kiss. The exact cause of the death is being investigated and an autopsy has been planned for Christina Desforges.

Allergy Reaction: Allergy occurs due to hyper immune reaction to an Antigenic stimulus. Initial exposure to an antigen causes a stimulation to produce antibodies and subsequent antigenic stimulus of the same antigen leads to aggrevated production of immune reaction leading to an inflammatory hypersensitivity reaction.

Peanut protein acts as an allergen in very susceptible individuals leading to an inflammatory reaction to Peanut protein. Peanut protein has a molecular weight of 63,500 daltons and leads to an immune reactions in susceptible individuals

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