oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Diagnosing wheat hypersensitivity : ABC of allergology

Volume 20 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Wheat is a widely cultivated cereal and very important staple food source. Despite the myriad of non-specific symptoms attributed to wheat allergy or intolerance, and the intense media interest therein, wheat hypersensitivity is a relatively uncommon condition. If wheat hypersensitivity does occur, it presents in a clearly defined manner, while sensitisation takes place via inhalation (baker's asthma) or ingestion (presenting as true food allergy or coeliac disease in children and adults).

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