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The role of additives in chronic pseudo-allergic dermatopathies from food intolerance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7662103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the vast area of qualitative pathologies caused by foods, real IgE-mediated allergic reactions are rather rare. More commonly observed and apparently on a constant rise in Western countries are reactions from food intolerance, especially in relationship with the massive exposure to additives used in industrial food products. This study involved a population of 582 adult patients with chronic pseudo-allergic dermatopathies. The link between symptoms and intolerance to food additives has been proved on the basis of the efficacy of a strict diet that eliminates certain foods and the positivity of the provocation test in double-blind trial controlled with a placebo in 165 patients (about 28% of the cases). These results lead us to conclude that additives are a frequent cause of chronic pseudo-allergic dermatopathies in adult patients and, in general, a problem of primary importance in the allergology practice.
A Antico; L Di Berardino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Allergie et immunologie     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0397-9148     ISO Abbreviation:  Allerg Immunol (Paris)     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-12     Completed Date:  1995-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0245775     Medline TA:  Allerg Immunol (Paris)     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allergology Department, Asola Hospital U.S.S.L. 45, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Dermatitis / immunology*
Double-Blind Method
Food Additives / adverse effects*
Food Hypersensitivity / etiology*
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Additives

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