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nieh
11-30-2005, 09:10 AM
Girl with peanut allergy dies after kiss

Monday, November 28, 2005; Posted: 9:39 p.m. EST (02:39 GMT)

SAGUENAY, Quebec (AP) -- A 15-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after kissing her boyfriend, who had just eaten a peanut butter snack, hospital officials said Monday.

Christina Desforges died in a Quebec hospital Wednesday after doctors were unable to treat her allergic reaction to the kiss the previous weekend.

Desforges, who lived in Saguenay, about 155 miles north of Quebec City, was almost immediately given a shot of Adrenaline, a standard tool for treating the anaphylactic shock brought on by a peanut allergy, officials said.

An autopsy was being performed. Dr. Nina Verreault, an allergist at the Chicoutimi Hospital in Saguenay, declined to comment on the case.

The symptoms of peanut allergy can include hives, plunging blood pressure and swelling of the face and throat, which can block breathing.

Peanut allergies have been rising in recent decades. The reason remains unclear, but one study found that baby creams or lotions with peanut oil may cause children to develop allergies later in life.

About 1.5 million Americans are severely allergic to even the smallest trace of peanuts and peanut allergies account for 50 to 100 deaths in the United States each year. Canadian figures were not immediately available.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/conditions/11/28/kiss.death.ap/


I can't even begin to imagine how much this must suck for the boyfriend.

Preocupado
11-30-2005, 09:16 AM
peanut allergies... go figure

wheelchairman
11-30-2005, 09:18 AM
I swear I had no idea Tizz would die! :( :( :(

Endymion
11-30-2005, 09:20 AM
i'm not sure if i should be laughing or laughing.

Sunny
11-30-2005, 09:28 AM
lolz, pwned.

Sin Studly
11-30-2005, 09:31 AM
Sunny said exactly what I planned on saying. :(

Tizzalicious
11-30-2005, 09:36 AM
I swear I had no idea Tizz would die! :( :( :(

Pfff, you wish I was 15.

And omg, that's...crazy.

crazy_offspring_gal
11-30-2005, 09:41 AM
Ha, talk about the kiss ofdeath!

Back in Black
11-30-2005, 09:47 AM
HAHAHAHA fucking HA

belen1979
11-30-2005, 09:52 AM
yeah, i saw her boyfriend talking in tv today...

by the way, today i read about another one that died (yesterday, i think) because an elephant hit him with his tube...

<<Angry Kid>>
11-30-2005, 09:55 AM
:( That isn't good to hear, I have a severe nut allergy and will die if I have a nut, I'm not even allowed traces of nuts if it says on the food packet, it sucks so bad, I'm wasting away literally as I am also a vegetarian. :(

Sin Studly
11-30-2005, 10:04 AM
*Angry_Kid's deadly reaction to nuts has been filed for future use*

Vera
11-30-2005, 10:05 AM
That's so Rogue. Except the other way around. Or My Girl.

<<Angry Kid>>
11-30-2005, 10:06 AM
Would the boyfriend be on a murder charge?

Megs
11-30-2005, 10:20 AM
am i going to die a horrible death now because i found this funny?

nieh
11-30-2005, 10:21 AM
am i going to die a horrible death now because i found this funny?

cue response:
"One can only hope"

Kerr
11-30-2005, 10:24 AM
Oh yeah, my dad told me about that story yesterday evening. Tragic.


am i going to die a horrible death now because i found this funny?
What?! It's not funny in the least, to be honest.

And looking at it from an irreverent point of view, funnier things can and have happened anyway.

That Punk Kid You Love
11-30-2005, 10:29 AM
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! That kid will never be able to pwn again now if he ever did.


"You suck!"
"You kissed your gf and she died."

Megs
11-30-2005, 10:30 AM
now that's what i call a dissatisfied customer.

Tired_Of_You
11-30-2005, 10:30 AM
Hey, it's old news here and it's weird to hear you guys talk about something that happened in Saguenay here. ;)

I've heard he kissed her 9 hours after he ate the peanut butter snack. Scary.

That Punk Kid You Love
11-30-2005, 10:31 AM
now that's what i call a dissatisfied customer.


What the hell was that?

Tizzalicious
11-30-2005, 10:41 AM
Hey, it's old news here and it's weird to hear you guys talk about something that happened in Saguenay here. ;)

I've heard he kissed her 9 hours after he ate the peanut butter snack. Scary.

For 9 hours? WTF? It's not like bits of peanut snack would come from his teeth for 9 hiurs though. If it did, that would be really gross.

JoY
11-30-2005, 10:51 AM
poor boyfriend.. aw. I can't imagine how I'd feel if I kissed my cuddlebunny & he suddenly dropped dead. :/ Romeo & Juliet-scenarios, anyone?

Kiss of Death, that's what crossed my mind first. but I saw Kim already beat me to it. ah yeah well, it was a clear shot after all.

Tired_Of_You
11-30-2005, 11:13 AM
For 9 hours? WTF? It's not like bits of peanut snack would come from his teeth for 9 hiurs though. If it did, that would be really gross.I know it sounds weird and disgusting, but that's what I heard on TV. =/


Chritisna Desforges, 15 ans, serait morte après avoir embrassé son amoureux qui avait mangé du beurre d'arachides 9 heures plus tôt.Translation : Christina Desforges, 15 years old, died after she kissed her boyfriend who ate peanut butter 9 hours earlier.

Tizzalicious
11-30-2005, 11:18 AM
So doesn't that mean she kissed him 9 hours before that. Not FOR 9 hours?

nieh
11-30-2005, 11:21 AM
So doesn't that mean she kissed him 9 hours before that. Not FOR 9 hours?

That means she kissed him 9 hours after he ate the peanut butter. Not FOR 9 hours, just 9 hours after he ate the food.

Tizzalicious
11-30-2005, 11:22 AM
That means she kissed him 9 hours after he ate the peanut butter. Not FOR 9 hours, just 9 hours after he ate the food.

Eh, yeah, that's what I mean.

Tired_Of_You
11-30-2005, 11:23 AM
Sorry if what I said was confusing.

Izie
11-30-2005, 12:17 PM
This is funny in a really scary way.

Jebus
03-04-2006, 10:52 AM
an update
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11659935/?GT1=7850

Tired_Of_You
03-04-2006, 11:00 AM
I obviously heard about it on TV yesterday since it happened kinda near of where I live. We'll only know the cause of her death in a few months.

the_GoDdEsS
03-04-2006, 11:08 AM
I did not read this (yet) but majorly cracked up at the title.

killer_queen
03-04-2006, 11:11 AM
See? That's how God punishes the sinner whores.

Nina
03-04-2006, 11:54 PM
killer_queen's comment is the only thing that made me laugh.
Poor girl, poor guy, poor family of the girl.
It really fucking sucks to have allergies, then?!

arak0r
03-05-2006, 12:46 AM
an update
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11659935/?GT1=7850

damn. was gonna mention that. read it in the boston herald while i was waitin for my haircut today :o (iirc, maybe it was popular science, as i read that too, but i doubt it)

Tizzalicious
03-05-2006, 12:48 AM
So how did she really die? I don't think I really understand the followup =/

arak0r
03-05-2006, 12:50 AM
basically the coroner said it wasnt from the peanut butter. he wouldnt say WHAT it was, just that the peanut butter wasnt it.

“The Canadian Association of Food Allergies intended to use the Desforges case to launch an education campaign,” he said. “I had to tell them the cause of death was different than first believed.”

that is the reason why he actually came out and said it, otherwise he prolly wouldnt have said anything at all

Tizzalicious
03-05-2006, 12:53 AM
Wait, who is the "I"? And why did they say it was the allergy at first?

arak0r
03-05-2006, 01:18 AM
Wait, who is the "I"? And why did they say it was the allergy at first?

the I in that quote is from the coroner, explaining why he came out to say it wasnt allergies, dunno why they said it was at first. wouldnt be the first time someone fucked up releasing information to the public though

Rocky-girl
03-05-2006, 01:21 AM
Allergy is a bad thing. All I can say.

mrconeman
03-05-2006, 06:01 AM
lawl, cooties.

I Make SweetLove 2Nirvana
03-05-2006, 08:47 AM
lawl, cooties.

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