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Professional FAQs: Is lychee fruit an allergen?

Microsoft Start Health Logo By Toni Tran, Marcelli F. Chagas, Cassia D Muller, Livia Dickson Chen, Hannah Purtle of Microsoft Start Health | Slide 1 of 5: Expert opinion from Toni TranLychee contains a significant amount of profilin. Eating lychee can cause severe anaphylactic reactions in people being sensitized against profilin. Common symptoms of anaphylaxis include skin reactions, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, choking, vomiting, fainting, and even death.→ See more questions and expert answers related to Lychee.→ Love Lychee? Get nutritional facts, tips from health experts, and moreThis is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

Expert opinion from Toni Tran

Lychee contains a significant amount of profilin. Eating lychee can cause severe anaphylactic reactions in people being sensitized against profilin. Common symptoms of anaphylaxis include skin reactions, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, choking, vomiting, fainting, and even death.

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