Asthma induced by inhalation of flour in adults with food allergy to wheat.

@article{Salvatori2008AsthmaIB,
  title={Asthma induced by inhalation of flour in adults with food allergy to wheat.},
  author={N Salvatori and Federico Reccardini and Marcia Bastos Convento and A Purinan and Romain Colle and Stefano de Carli and Matteo Garzoni and Domenico Lafiandra and Marco De Carli},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={1349-56}
}
BACKGROUND Wheat is one of the major food allergens and it is also an inhalant allergen in workers exposed to flour dusts. Food allergy to wheat in adulthood seems to be rare and has never been reported to be associated with asthma induced by flour inhalation. OBJECTIVE The study aimed at detecting adults with food allergy to wheat and screening them for the presence of specific bronchial reactivity to inhaled wheat proteins. METHODS Adults with a history of adverse reactions to ingestion… CONTINUE READING

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