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Asthma and anaphylactoid reactions to food additives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8499792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Presumed allergic reactions to hidden food additives are both controversial and important. Clinical manifestations include asthma, urticaria, angioedema, and anaphylactic-anaphylactoid events. Most adverse reactions are caused by just a few additives, such as sulfites and monosodium glutamate. Diagnosis is suspected from the history and confirmed by specific challenge. The treatment is specific avoidance.
S M Tarlo; G L Sussman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian family physician Médecin de famille canadien     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0008-350X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-30     Completed Date:  1993-06-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0120300     Medline TA:  Can Fam Physician     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1119-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allergy Clinic, Toronto Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Anaphylaxis / etiology*
Asthma / etiology*,  physiopathology
Bronchial Provocation Tests
Diagnosis, Differential
Food Additives / adverse effects*
Food Hypersensitivity / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Forced Expiratory Volume
Medical History Taking
Urticaria / etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives

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