Clinical relevance of food additives in adult patients with atopic dermatitis.

@article{Worm2000ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical relevance of food additives in adult patients with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={M. A. J. Arne Worm and I. Ehlers and Wolfram Sterry and Torsten Zuberbier},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={407-14}
}
BACKGROUND Adverse reactions to food play an important role in the pathogenesis of atopic dermatitis (AD). In infancy and childhood, food allergies are observed in up to 30%, whereas nonallergic hypersensitivity reactions (pseudoallergic reactions) towards food additives have been reported to occur between 2 and 7%. By contrast, sensitizations towards food allergens are rarely of clinical relevance in adults and little data is available on nonallergic hypersensitivity reactions. To date the… CONTINUE READING

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