n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Clinical approach to adverse reactions to food additives : main article




The majority of synthetic additives do not cause adverse reactions. <br>Sulphur dioxide and the sulphites may exacerbate allergic disease. <br>Natural additives derived from major allergens are becoming a major cause of adverse reactions to additives. <br>Reported 'allergy' to additives should be approached with scepticism, but a multifaceted and thorough investigation should still be conducted because an additive may cause reactions via a variety of mechanisms. <br>An elimination diet may be the only useful modality for finding the causative additive.


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