oa Current Allergy & Clinical Immunology - Reactions to food additives : guest review

Volume 29 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1609-3607



Food additives are natural or synthetic substances that are added to food to enhance their preservation, palatability and appearance or to alter and stabilise form. Their ubiquitous use and ability to cause a wide spectrum of clinical reactions in sensitive individuals means that they are an important consideration when managing reactions to food. The case below describes a child with a severe preservative reaction who presented to the Allergy Division at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. This is followed by an overview on reactions to food additives with an emphasis on some of the common additives and their clinical relevance.

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