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November 26, 2005

Teenager with peanut allergy dies after a kiss

According to news reports today, a Quebec teenager with a peanut allergy has died after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a peanut butter earlier in the day.

The fifteen year old went into anaphylactic shock and was not helped by a shot of adrenalin. It is unknown how soon the adrenalin was given to counteract the reaction.

Peer pressure is real and the importance of not hiding the allergy from friends is critical, especially if there is going to be intimate contact. We don't know what was communicated ahead of time and the contamination was likely accidental.

Our prayers go out to the victims parents and friends.

Posted by David at November 26, 2005 7:55 AM