Food additives intolerance: does it present as perennial rhinitis?

@article{Asero2004FoodAI,
  title={Food additives intolerance: does it present as perennial rhinitis?},
  author={Riccardo Asero},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={25-29}
}
  • R. Asero
  • Published 1 February 2004
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Purpose of reviewA case report published in 2001 raised the possibility that some patients with long-lasting ‘nonallergic’ perennial rhinitis might in effect have food additives intolerance. The recent literature published in English was reviewed to find controlled studies able to confirm this observation. Recent findingsTwo double-blind, placebo-controlled studies published between August 2002 and July 2003 confirmed the above observation. The prevalence of additives intolerance among… 

The role of food allergy in rhinitis and nasal polyposis : peer review article

Patients with rhinitis are frequently sensitised to foods and the prevalence of sensitisation to foods is higher in patients with chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps than controls but there are no reported studies on the efficacy or effects of dietary restrictions on chronic rhinosinusitis.

Valor diagnóstico das provas de provocação com cápsulas de aditivos alimentares ou de níquel

Oral challenge tests established the diagnosis of systemic contact dermatitis to nickel in 3 patients and food intolerance in 10 patients, and less restrictive diets could be followed in the long term.

Chronic Rhinitis with Nasal Polyposis Associated with Sodium Glutamate Intolerance

This is the first study showing an association between intolerance to food additives and nasal polyposis, and a careful diagnostic workup revealed that the disorder was caused by sodium glutamate intolerance.

Diagnostic tests for food allergy.

These tests lack scientific rationale, standardisation and reproducibility, and should not be advocated in the evaluation of patients with suspected food allergy because the results do not correlate with clinical allergy and may lead to misleading advice and treatment.

Consensus meeting: monosodium glutamate – an update

The general use of glutamate salts (monosodium-L-glutamate and others) as food additive can be regarded as harmless for the whole population and further research work should be done concerning the effects of high doses of a bolus supply at presence of an impaired blood brain barrier function.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 20 REFERENCES

Nitrate intolerance

It is concluded that the presence of OAS should not be considered a contraindication or a risk factor for SLIT, at least with pollen extracts, in patients suffering from respiratory allergy.

Food additives and allergy.

Evidence does suggest that there is a small subset of primarily younger children in whom additives will impact on behavior, and the problem appears to be much smaller than originally postulated.

Food additives and allergy.

Evidence does suggest that there is a small subset of primarily younger children in whom additives will impact on behavior, and the problem appears to be much smaller than originally postulated.

Food allergy. Part 1: immunopathogenesis and clinical disorders.

  • H. Sampson
  • Medicine
    The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology
  • 1999

Adverse reactions to food additives

  • R. Simon
  • Medicine
    New England and regional allergy proceedings
  • 1986
There are thousands of additives used by the food industry for a variety of purposes in the foods the authors eat, but only a small number have been implicated in causing adverse reactions in humans, implying that sensitivity to food additives in patients with chronic urticaria/ angioedema is very uncommon.

Nasal congestion, urticaria, and angioedema caused by an IgE-mediated reaction to sodium metabisulfite.

: A case of metabisulfite-induced anaphylaxis is presented in which convincing evidence of an IgE-mediated mechanism of action was found. The patient demonstrated urticaria, angioedema, nasal

Nasal congestion, urticaria, and angioedema caused by an IgE-mediated reaction to sodium metabisulfite.

A case of metabisulfite-induced anaphylaxis is presented in which convincing evidence of an IgE-mediated mechanism of action was found. The patient demonstrated urticaria, angioedema, nasal

Additives and chronic urticaria.

In patients with chronic urticaria, adverse reactions to food additives are worth looking for. Improvement on a diet free from the additives and a positive double-blind provocation test is today the

Hypersensitivity to analgesics, preservatives and food colorants in patients with asthma or rhinitis

Hypersensitivity to analgesics, preservatives and food colorants in patients with asthma or rhinitis is found to be higher than the general population.