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Corn allergy

Corn/Maize allergy is a type of food allergy. It can be a difficult allergy to manage, particularly in the United States, due to the high number of food products which contain various forms of corn, such as corn starch, modified food starch, vinegar, and vanilla extract, among many others.[1] However, it is an allergy that often goes unrecognized.[2]

Symptoms

As a result of a possible immunoglobulin E (IgE) allergy to corn, symptoms can resemble that of any other recognized allergy, including anaphylaxis. Reactions to corn derivatives, such as corn syrup, are also possible.[3]

See also

External links

  • Avoidingcorn.com An active online community for those with a corn allergy or insensitivity
  • Corn Allergen List List of corn ingredients
  • Corn Free Products Products that are used by many with a corn allergy. Reactions reported to several items, proceed with caution.
  • Corn Allergy Girl Blog with detailed information on living with a corn allergy.
  • Corn Allergy and Intolerance Online support group for corn allergy and intolerance.


Notes

  1. ^ "Food Allergies", The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 80, No. 2 (Feb., 1980), pp. 262-265
  2. ^ "Allergy to Corn Often Remains Unrecognized", Science News 89:331 May 7, 1966
  3. ^ Mondello, Wendy (Feb–Mar 2011). "Allergic to Corn". Living Without. 
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