Thursday, January 18, 2007

Peanut Allergy: The Kiss that Killed

The brilliant Mycroft, from Oxford, who was the inspiration for my soon to be written story The Mycroft Protocol, sent me a heartbreaking story after reading my posts about Peanut Allergy.

Teenager with peanut allergy dies after a kiss
Updated Sat. Nov. 26 2005 4:53 PM ET

A Quebec teenager with a peanut allergy has died after kissing her boyfriend who had eaten a peanut butter sandwich hours earlier. Full story here.

This puts the whole peanut issue sharply into perspective. I've been thinking a lot about it recently since hearing from Jeff Smith from Nopeanutsplease.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Rolski,

This site (

suggests that the unfortunate death of the Quebec teen was actually not from a peanut allergy as first reported.

Quote from the site:
On May 11th, 2006, Dr Miron held a press conference where he concluded that Christina Desforges did not die as a result of an allergic reaction to peanut, but from cerebral anoxia due to an acute asthmatic attack.

Sad nonetheless but I did recall this story in passing during my hours of research.

Good luck with the writers block!!