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Celery Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

  • Celery may increase the risk of bleeding or potentiate the effects of warfarin therapy.
    - Am J Health Syst Pharm 2000 Jul 1;57(13):1221-7; quiz 1228-30 -- Potential interactions between alternative therapies and warfarin. -- Heck AM, DeWitt BA, Lukes AL. -- School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

  • Celery root is a frequent cause of food allergy in pollen-sensitized patients. Because of problems in blinding challenges with fresh vegetables and the risk of anaphylactic reactions, no double-blind, placebo-controlled, food challenges (DBPCFCs) with celery have been published so far. The aim of the study was to confirm the clinical relevance of celery as a food allergen by DBPCFCs and to evaluate current diagnostic procedures in patients with true allergy.This study confirms the importance of celery as a food allergen for use in DBPCFCs.
    - J Allergy Clin Immunol 2000 Aug;106(2):373-8 -- Celery allergy confirmed by double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge: a clinical study in 32 subjects with a history of adverse reactions to celery root. -- Ballmer-Weber BK, Vieths S, Luttkopf D, Heuschmann P, Wuthrich B.

  • Allergic reactions in children.
    - Pediatr Med Chir 1995 Nov-Dec;17(6):525-30 -- Diagnosis of food allergy caused by fruit and vegetables in children with atopic dermatitis -- Ottolenghi A, De Chiara A, Arrigoni S, Terracciano L, De Amici M.

  • Celery is known to contain psoralens, a group of substances that cause a toxic dermal reaction on exposure to ultraviolet A rays (UVA).
    - Int J Dermatol 1994 Feb;33(2):116-8 -- An outbreak of phytophotodermatitis due to celery. -- Finkelstein E, Afek U, Gross E, Aharoni N, Rosenberg L, Halevy S.

  • The specific symptoms induced by eating celery were attacks of urticaria and angio oedema, respiratory complaints, systemic anaphylaxis with vascular collapse.
    - Clin Allergy 1985 May;15(3):273-9 -- Celery sensitivity: clinical and immunological correlations with pollen allergy. -- Pauli G, Bessot JC, Dietemann-Molard A, Braun PA, Thierry R.

last update: March 2014

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